1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 2, 2015 4:43 PM by philmodjunk

    Need Help with Save Records as PDF Script Step



      Need Help with Save Records as PDF Script Step



      Hello everyone,

      The Save Records as PDF script step used to work fine for me in a previous version of FileMaker Pro, but with version 13, I always get the error message:

      [fileName] could not be created on this disk.  Use a different name, make more room on the disk, unlock it or use a different disk.

      I read somewhere that the error message has to do with security and access privileges. I tried running the script with "Run script with full access privileges" checkbox checked but that didn't help. My database is not password protected.

      Any advice would be most appreciated.








        • 1. Re: Need Help with Save Records as PDF Script Step

          From FileMaker 11 to 13, Save As PDF has not changed. This message is a generic message that would be better off rewritten as: "FileMaker could not create this file and does not know why...."

          The most common source of this error is an incorrectly specified path. So you first need to double check the file path being specified for the save as PDF to be sure that it is valid.

          Another possible source of trouble are OS level user account permission settings on the director where you are saving the PDF. These permission settings are not controlled by FileMaker nor does "run with full access.." override them. You'd need to use the system tools specific to your Operating system to review the permission settings for  the relevant user accounts to see if they have "write" permission to the folder where FileMaker is attempting to save this PDF.

          Less common sources of trouble are mentioned in the error message--not enough room on the drive, etc.