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File does not begin with '%PDF-'

Question asked by Fred(CH) on Apr 23, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2016 by TSGal


File does not begin with '%PDF-'


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

When a v13 client is inserting or viewing a PDF into an interactive container where the file is hosted by FMS v12, an error message "File does not begin with '%PDF-..." is displayed.

Steps to reproduce the problem

With FileMaker Pro 13, create a database with a field and insert a PDF into an interactive container.
Host the database with FileMaker Server 12
Access the hosted database with FileMaker Pro 13
Try to browse the PDF

Expected result

You should be able to browse the PDF.

Actual result

You cannot browse and receive the error message.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

File does not begin with '%PDF-' ...

Configuration information

Seem to occurs with both Pro and Go, Mac and Windows.


Upgrade to FMS 13.