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

Question asked by disabled_dbail22@comcast.net on Nov 10, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2010 by philmodjunk

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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