1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 3, 2015 10:19 AM by TSGal

    Fuzzy Printing Web Veiwers



      Fuzzy Printing Web Veiwers


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version


      Description of the issue

      Text rendered in web veiwers does not print well, and looks pixelated on the printed page.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Display a page with text in a web viewer on a filemaker layout. Print the page and inspect results, as compared to native text on a layout.

      Expected result

      Fonts should appear smooth as when printed from a browser.

      Actual result

      Fonts appear to have been rasterized at screen resolution and then print to printer. Screen resolution is much much lower than print resolution, so unusable in printed letters and reports.


      Avoid using web viewers on print layouts.

        • 1. Re: Fuzzy Printing Web Veiwers

          Mike Duncan:

          Thank you for your post.

          Our Development and Testing departments are already aware of this issue with Web Viewers under Windows.  As mentioned in another forum post, FileMaker uses the webkit interface to handle information in a WebViewer.  Under Windows, that is based upon Internet Explorer.  FileMaker captures the WebViewer content as metafile format, but the image conversion under Windows cannot handle sharp image output (except JPG/PNG/etc.), so date:text will appear bitmapped/blurred.

          I have attached your post to the original report.  When more information becomes available, I will post again.

          FileMaker, Inc.