This is may be connected to the fact that run times in FileMaker cannot generate PDFs except by "printing" to a PDF utility. FileMaker Inc. did not license rutimes to use that technology.
What's odd, is that if you open a USR file with FileMaker Pro, you can save as PDF. The limitation is with the limited function applicaton file generated during binding--not the file.
Thanks so much - that makes complete sense - maybe there is hope that FileMaker Go 1.1.X or 1.2 will address this issue. I also thought about going back and check all my restrictions / privileges on my bound file - test one with no restrictions and see if it happens the same way. Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
This still reads to me like a bug that I will add to my list if it is confirmed by someone who works for FileMaker Inc. I'm just suggesting a direction to check for a possible explanation. Since you have the file open with GO, I would expect it to enable PDF generation--making this a bug that they may be able to fix in a future release.
Good news is that FileMaker Inc seems to be fixing GO bugs fairly quickly as can be seen if you open the link below and note how many have been closed/fixed with bug fix releases.
Download link for a FileMaker database of both lists:
Okay, just got home from the office - compiled a non-restricted version of my program to runtime - loaded it on my new iPod Touch 4G and it DOES allow saving to pdf. So now I need to go in to the program and find out what restriction I placed on it that made GO respond this way.
Again, thank you for your input.
Phil - it wound up being a simple fix - it was the "Custom Layout" I had that prevented the "Send/Save PDF" - I added a special custom layout just for that one layout that allows "Send to PDF"
New problem, though - Adobe Reader show "dots" for my text fields - text blocks print fine but the all the fields are not showing. When I view it on the iPod it looks fine but copying to my computer desktop and reading with Adobe Reader shows dots.
Now, when I view it with Preview - Apples program for pdf viewing - it looks perfect.
Any thought on why this is happening and if it will look okay on a PC?
There was a somewhat similar report that caught my attention yesterday: Save as pdf - Send email
I'm not sure if it's connected to what you are seeing or not.
This is one of many acknowledged bugs that can be found in the Known Buglist for Filemaker GO here in the Report an Issue section of the forum.
It can also be downloaded as a database file from: http://www.4shared.com/file/8orL8apk/FMP_Bugs.html