2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2013 4:56 PM by Sterling

    FMP12 v3 Slow Printing



      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.

        • 1. Re: FMP12 v3 Slow Printing

               Jim Pattison:

               Thank you for your post.


               This issue was previously reported. I have gone ahead and forwarded your research and comments to our Development and Testing departments.



               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: FMP12 v3 Slow Printing

                 This is a BIG ISSUE.................................................

                    Any complex printing to a printer or a PDF will slow down to the point FileMaher Per 12 and 12 Advanced will get a error " FileMaker Not Responding"   This was reported in December last year ???????????????????  what is going on ????

                 Do you not read your own posting site for Developers,


                 What's up