5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2009 10:11 AM by cosmo

    FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X



      FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X


      Why can I not export data from FileMaker Pro 8.5 v1, using Mac OS X.  My wheel keeps spinning and I have to force quite FileMaker.


      Is there a way to work around this problem with exporting data.


      Thanks for your help. 

        • 1. Re: FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X

          I suggest describing the issue in more detail.


          What file format are you selecting for your import?


          Describe all the options you selected for your export.


          Describe the data you are exporting.


          Are you exporting a few records, thousands, hundreds of thousands?


          How healthy is your file? Are finds, sorts and other operations working as expected? If not you may have a damaged file.

          • 2. Re: FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X

            Thank you for the reply. 


            I am using Mac OS X Version 10.5.5.  It's a new computer since my last one crashed.  For some reason - I cannot make pdf files using Filemaker's script shortcut, or exporting records simply by selecting File / Export Records.


            The Export Records (and pdf script) works fine on the PC end, and with older Macs when I use this database. 


            As of this time, the amount of records I'm exporting can range from 1 to 100, and I get the same problem no matter what type of option I select when I try to export.


            Finds, sorts and other operations work well. 


            Thank again for your help. 

            • 3. Re: FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X

              Have you tried repairing permissions on your Mac? It sounds like file permissions might be out of whack...


              Try that, reboot and try to export, then try the PDF script.

              • 4. Re: FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X



                Thank you for your post.


                Some users also reported the same behavior, and it turned out to be a corrupt AdobeFnt08.lst file.


                On your Mac, remove the following file:


                Home -> Library -> Application Support -> Adobe -> TypeSpt -> AdobeFnt08.lst


                When you attempt to save records as PDF, a new .lst file will be created.


                Please let me know if this works (or doesn't).



                FileMaker, Inc. 

                • 5. Re: FileMaker Pro vs. Mac OS X

                  That totally helped with the pdf file - Thank you so very much!  I cannot tell you how long I've been working around the pdf issue.  This was truely so very helpful.


                  Regarding the exporting to excel or other types of files - I don't think it's a permission thing.  If you know of other tips - I welcome them.