requires later version of PDF viewer

Asked by Simon van Nugteren on 2018-09-09

Trying to open PDF files in some sites (e.g. SARS efiling) gives message "requires later version of PDF viewer". How can this be fixed?

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Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #1

What program can be used to process the latest PDF formats?
Android has no problems reading Adobe created files. Why can't Ubuntu do the same?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Which release of Ubuntu are you running?

How do you open the PDF file that fails to show? lists several programs for PDF viewing, maybe you can use one of these.

Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #3

Ubuntu 18.04
Various ways.
1. Downloading and then opening the downloaded file.
2. When in the site e.g. sars efiling trying to view documents

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Have you already tried using other programs (see ) for opening the downloaded pdf files?

Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #5

The sites have an option to view the file, it doesn't allow me to specify which viewer to use.
Is there something I completely miss?
Where do I look to find out which viewer program I'm using and how is this changed?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

What happens if you download one of the files to your local hard disk, open a terminal and issue the command

evince Downloads/filename_of_the_downloaded_file.pdf

Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #7

Same reply.
The document you are trying to load requires Adobe Reader 8 or higher. You may not have the
Adobe Reader installed or your viewing environment may not be properly configured to use
Adobe Reader.
For information on how to install Adobe Reader and configure your viewing environment please

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

Can you give a link to such document?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

Sorry, but I cannot access that link.

Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #11

On 21/09/2018 22:08, Manfred Hampl wrote:
> Your question #673605 on Ubuntu changed:
> Status: Open => Needs information
> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> Can you give a link to such document?

Simon van Nugteren (simonv) said : #12

Having problems finding my way around with this site.
Manfred informed me that he was unable to open the file I dropped in Dropbox.
Is there another way of sending the file he wants from me?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #13

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