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FMP12 v3 Slow Printing

Question asked by jimpat on Dec 20, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2013 by Sterling


FMP12 v3 Slow Printing


FileMaker Pro


12 v3

Operating system version


Description of the issue

Printing even simple reports using FMP12v3 is extremely slow. A 4 page monochrome report with no graphics, no buttons and no non-printing fields takes over 2 minutes to assemble before it hits the print queue.
Virtually the same time to create a pdf.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Consistent across our client base. Also, the speed appears to be independent of networked vs local printers.We tried recreating one of the report layouts in FMP12 and the speed did not change.
We maximized the memory cache at both the client level and the server level with no noticeable impact on the print compilation speed.

Expected result

This is a significant reduction in print speed from all previous Filemaker versions.


So far, we have not been able to find any workarounds.