For those who already are running Linux on their Chromebook via crossover, vm or Crouton, PDF Studio and PDF Studio Viewer should work fine.

Linux apps are also supported by any Chromebook devices that can run Crostini. For an up to date list of Chromebook devices that support running Linux see

How to run Linux apps on Chromebook

Follow the instructions in one of the following articles:

Once you have Crostini up and running on your Chromebook you just need to download and install PDF Studio as you normally would on a Linux or Arm device.

  • Intel Based Devices – Download and install the standard Linux installer
  • ARM Based Devices – Download and install the Other Unix installer

If you come across any issues at all please feel free to let us know by going to Help->Email Support or sending us an email directly to


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