2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2010 3:09 PM by philmodjunk

    Container with calculation resulting in file path does not display PDF on Windows

    dbail22@comcast.net

      Summary

      Container with calculation resulting in file path does not display PDF on Windows

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11.02

      Operating system version

      Window 7

      Description of the issue

      I have created a container field with a calculation that resolves into a file path for a pdf in the same folder.  The path is

      image:filename.pdf

      This works fine when used on a mac but when the files are located on a PC the display says "The file cannot be displayed:filename.pdf".

      Where there is no file the message is "The file cannot be found:filename.pdf". Which is correct on both platforms.

      Can't the PC display a PDF?  If the file is a .jpg or other image it works.  Does this mean Windows does not consider PDF files an image file?

      I have tried a complete path and using imagewin etc but nothing works to display a PDF in a container by resolving a calculation into a file path.

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