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Behavior of PDF files in Container fields between FMGO and FMPro

Question asked by bbernosky on Oct 4, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 4, 2012 by philmodjunk


Behavior of PDF files in Container fields between FMGO and FMPro


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows 7

Description of the issue

In FM Pro 11, when we embedded PDF files into container fields, we could open the PDF's by double clicking on the container field.  This appears to have gone away in FM Pro 12 unless we link the PDF which we don't want to do because our folders change folders with the PDF's change location at the end of each year.

However, when I tried to open a PDF in FMGO on the iPad, it opens them directly from the container field without having to export them first.  Is there something i am doing wrong on Pro.  I would really like the file embedded and then just doubleclick on the PDF for it to open without having to export the contents of the field.

Steps to reproduce the problem

It has to do with whether the PDF is linked or embedded.  It appears to behave differently between the two applications.

Expected result

I would like to double click and have the PDF to open like it did in FM Pro 11.

Actual result

Embedded PDF's must be exported or linked in order for the doubleclicking to work. Is there a setting that i am missing?

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message


Export the file and then launch the PDF.