2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2012 8:33 PM by jamroman

    Getting rid of blank PDF pages?



      Getting rid of blank PDF pages?


      I use filemaker to ultimately create a document.  Because there are so many "merge fields" inserted into the document, the majority aren't used because of the algorithm to user responses.  The problem I have is that the generated pdf file leaves several blank pages after the document is produced.  For example, a 3 page generated filemaker document will print 10 pages.  The reason is that the "merge fields" that are not selected still hold a spot in the pdf document, even though they are blank.  Is there a way to eliminate these excess, blank pages?




        • 1. Re: Getting rid of blank PDF pages?

          Sounds like you've set your merge fields to "slide up". Also select the "resize enclosing part" option for each such sliding object. And make sure that all objects on your layout alongside or below your sliding objects are also set to slide up and resize.

          Key facts about sliding layout objects:

          1. It's only visible in preview mode and when you print/save as PDF...
          2. All layout objects below and in the same layout part as the slide/resize field need to also be set to slide up and resize.
          3. Objects in headers and footers will not slide.
          4. Portals will shrink/slide to fit the number of rows of records, but fields within the portal row will not shrink/slide.
          5. Container fields will slide only if Top, Left alignment is specified for it in the data formatting section of the Inspector's data tab.
          6. Consistent side borders are difficult to achieve with sliding fields.
          • 2. Re: Getting rid of blank PDF pages?


            Resize Enclosing part did the trick.