Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux to use and view XFA Fillable Forms

 

The reason for not being able to read one of these dreaded/ fillable "XFA" forms is because no Linux PDF reader that I'm aware of supports them. Part of this reasoning is for security.  It is really silly, they should ban these XFA forms or at least replace the Please Wait with the non-fillable version. 

Download Adobe Reader 9.5 for Linux from here:

This is the solution but only so much, at least for me I was able to view the PDF and fill it but printing it produces a blank page (even print preview shows it as  blank).  I tried converting it to a normal pdf with print to file including postscript but none of that worked either.

With that said you too can get this broken version of the Linux Adobe Acrobat version :)

Perhaps a previous 9.5 (older version) even though the latest is from 2013 may work better?

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/

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