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Problems with scripted pdf creation and emailing.

Question asked by bumper on Feb 21, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 21, 2010 by bumper


Problems with scripted pdf creation and emailing.


Filemaker Pro 10.0v3 and FileMaker Pro Advanced 10.0v3.

iMac's on 10.5 and MacBook Pro on 10.6.

File is peer hosted from a stand alone mac mini running 10.6


I have a scripted process that creates a pdf and emails it to They then send the pdf out as a fax. The script creates the fax cover as the original pdf and then attaches a two page letter to the pdf. The original pdf file looks exactly like the layouts they were created from. The faxed version is changed significantly. Graphics (jpegs) show up as black boxes and the font is changed from a serif to a sans serif font.


Here's the kicker, if I send the same fax with the "Send Mail" menu step to the same people the fax comes out fine. So it appears that somehow the process by which the pdf is created and or emailed from a script step is different from a menu item. Makes no sense but that's what it looks like.


Lastly, I have been testing the script with a save to the desktop, which works as above, but if I save with the Get(TemporaryPath) the text blocks and formatting remain but the font turns to gibberish. All fonts are standard OS X issue, Verdana, Times Roman, etc.(I've tried several); and have been checked for corruption.


Any assistance and advice greatly appreciated.