Its an unfortunate known bug thats not fixed for long. Only workaround is to launch Terminal and run "env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= acroread" to launch the program in some type of menu compatibility mode. You gotta use this command everytime launching Reader if you need to use the menu options. Its a pain.
Glad to help. Cheers from Chandigarh.
Found an option to make the workaround permanent.
Paste this "cd /etc/X11/Xsession.d" (no quotes).
A edit file would open separately.
Paste this "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY="acroread":$UBUNTU_MENUPROXY" in the Editor window.
Save the File.
Do a fresh Login.
The menu option would appear below the Taskbar but would be working.
Tested in Ubuntu 11.10 with Reader 9.4.7
Your solution works and Acrobat is now usable for me.
Sorry to disapoint you, but the tip mentionned is NOT working:
The command env UBUNTU_MUNUPROXY ... works for one time only; ok with that.
BUT the command QUOTE Paste this "cd/etc/X11/Xsession ... UNQUOTE doesn't work.
I run Ubuntu 12.10 and Adobe Reader 9.5.4
Thanks & best regards.
The most simple solution for Ubuntu that i find is this :
In terminal paste the following :
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/AdobeReader.desktop
Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= acroread
Works great with searching adobe in unity and opening, and for opening a file from within nautilus
Thank you very much for this excellent solution - which worked like magic for me running Ubuntu 13.10. I would never have worked it out for myself. I needed to install Adobe Reader because the built-in pdf reader in Ubuntu did not seem to allow copy and paste of text selections, which I need for OCR purposes.