This is not a bug.
It is a known and documented limitaton of runtimes.
Run times don't do networking, they don't do IWP, they don't do PDF.
I just finished a complete solution in FPA v9.03 that depended on the pdf export only to find the same thing. I'm a relative rookie to the custom menu thing, could you explain again how to do the work around. Don't want to sound too aggravated, but you would think Filemaker would have let us known in advance if there were runtime issues. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Thank you for your post.
Under the Help home page, select, Using FileMaker Pro Advanced -> Using FileMaker Pro Advanced tools -> About creating runtime solutions (FileMaker Pro Advanced). In the first "Note" section, it says "Runtime applicationscannot be shared over a network and do not include the ability to Save/Send Records as Adobe PDF files."
Also, in the "FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced Development Guide" that comes with FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced (and also available at http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/fmpa10_development.pdf), Appendix A states, "Runtime applications do not include the ability to Save/Send Records as Adobe PDF files."
Since you are using the FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, this information is also available in Appendix A (or online at http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/fmpa9_development.pdf), where it also states "Runtime applications do not include the ability to Save/Send Records as Adobe PDF files."
The workaround, if you are running on Mac OS X, is to go to the print dialog box and select PDF.
With windows, you can do something similar by using a PDF generator type of utility to "print" your report in PDF format.
I'm trying to implement the print to pdf workaround, and I'm finding that the print to pdf option does not work for me at all when I'm trying to do it in Filemaker. Works just fine when I'm printing to pdf from any other application. Any ideas on what's going on? Also, are there any free apps I can download to allow print to pfd in windows os?