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Erratic printing to PDF

Question asked by digger on May 14, 2012
Latest reply on May 14, 2012 by TSGal


Erratic printing to PDF


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX 10.6.8

Description of the issue

Printing to PDF. Worked fine in FM11. When printing to pdf some portals rows are missing in the pdf. If you view in preview all is fine all portal rows show. If you print a single selected page all portal rows show in resulting pdf. If you print the whole document a few portal rows are missing. The report is 40 pages long. Layout is in form view with 5 fields and three portal fields within a portal. Sliding is applied and the form is sorted with 3 sub-summaries. 200 found records.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Schedule of Works: Print: Print Schedule of Works Boxes
Allow User Abort [ Off ]
Enter Preview Mode
Set Variable [ $date; Value:Day ( Get ( CurrentDate ) ) & "-" & Month ( Get ( CurrentDate ) ) & "-" & Year ( Get ( CurrentDate ) ) ]
Set Variable [ $filename; Value:"file:" & Get(DesktopPath) & "Filemaker PDFs/" & "SofWTender" & "-" & $date & "-" & Schedule of Works Items::Site Address: & ".pdf" ]
Sort Records [ Keep records in sorted order; Specified Sort Order: Schedule of Works Items::Scope Heading:; ascending Schedule of Works Items::Schedule Heading:; ascending Schedule of Works Items::Catagory No:; ascending Schedule of Works Items::Schedule Heading 2; ascending
Schedule of Works Items::Item:; ascending ] [ Restore; No dialog ]
Print Setup [ Orientation: Portrait; Paper size: 8.26" x 11.69" ] [ Restore; No dialog ]
Save Records as PDF [ File Name: “$filename”; Records being browsed ] [ Document - Compatibility: Acrobat 7 and later ] [ Pages - Number Pages From: 1; Include: All pages ] [ Security - Printing: High Resolution; Editing: Any except extracting pages; Enable copying; Enable Screen Reader ] [ Initial View - Show: Pages Panel and Page; Page Layout: Single Page; Magnification: 100% ]
[ Restore; No dialog ]
Go to Layout [ “N1-Schedule Items Headings 2” (Schedule of Works Items) ]
Enter Browse Mode
Scroll Window
[ Home ]

Expected result

What I see on preview should show on the resulting PDF

Actual result

Missing some portal records on some records. Some show all.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



Print each page at a time then combine pdf