1 Reply Latest reply on May 14, 2012 9:21 AM by TSGal

    Erratic printing to PDF



      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


        • 1. Re: Erratic printing to PDF

          Mark Batten:

          Thank you for your post.

          From your description, it is difficult to pinpoing what is causing the problem.  Therefore, I would like to see a copy of your FileMaker Pro 11 file so I can run the script, convert to FileMaker Pro 12, and run the script again to see the difference.  Please check your Inbox at the top of this page for instructions where to send the file.

          FileMaker, Inc.