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Interactive container field won't show PDF, opens PDF in Adobe Reader

Question asked by GaryBenzon on Nov 26, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2014 by GaryBenzon

Summary

Interactive container field won't show PDF, opens PDF in Adobe Reader

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v4

Operating system version

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1

Description of the issue

An interactive container field will not show a PDF, regardless of how the PDF is imported. Instead, the PDF opens in Adobe Reader automatically as soon as a record is opened.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create interactive container field.
Use "Insert PDF" to import, or use drag & drop.
Select "Store only a reference to the file" or NOT.

Expected result

Part or all of PDF should be visible in container field, with ability to scroll through pages.

Actual result

Nothing appears in container field. Immediately upon moving to a different record, its PDF opens externally in Adobe Reader.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error messages.

Configuration information

Browsers are Firefox 33.1.1 (default) and IE 11.0.9600
Adobe Reader 11.0.9.29

Workaround

None. Have tried workaround suggested in http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/b84acea99f with no improvement.

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