The drive on the mac does need to be mounted as I understand it (not a mac user) before it will be accessible. If you do that (such as by manually opening a folder in the shared directory first), does your script then work?
Yes! Thank you. In the meantime I put an alias (link) to the shared folder on the desktop, and told to the person who has to use the file that in case the Save as PDF doesn't work he has to open the alias, wait for the content of the folder to appear, and then try again tha Save as PDF option. It works
Maybe it would be nice to discover a way to open the connection to the shared folder inside the Filemaker script, but I don't know how
I'm a windows user. I set up a Batch file that maps the needed network drive and set up a FileMaker scripted button to export and open the batch file--which then maps to the shared directory. Users are told to click that button if they can't see data in the container field. (This is another advantage to using external storage with FileMaker 12 as you then don't have this issue as I understand it.)
It should be possible to set up a system script of one kind or another such as an apple script that FileMaker can perform at the click of a button or when the file first opens to ensure a proper connection for your container field data.
Hi, Matteo Guasti.
I wonder whether you have used some other PDF tookits to help you save PDF to a shared volume on the network with Mac? I am almost a green hand on it. I am looking for some professional help. Thanks in advance.