Thank you for your post.
On my Windows 7 machine running FileMaker Pro 13.0v4, I am unable to replicate the issue. This is what I have done:
1. I created a new file TEST.fmp12, with a Container field named "ContainerPDF".
2. In Layout mode, I changed the formatting of ContainerPDF to Interactive content.
3. In Browse mode, I added a new record, put my cursor in ContainerPDF, pulled down the Insert menu and selected PDF.
4. I selected the "FMP Acknowlegements.pdf" file in the FileMaker Pro 13 folder. The file displays in the Container field.
If you open a browser and open a PDF file, does it open in the browser or Adobe Reader? If the latter, remove the Adobe PDF Reader plug-in.
If you uninstall and reinstall Adobe Reader, do you get the same results?
Any other information you can provide may be helpful in replicating the issue.
I fixed it, but for future reference, here is the story:
I set up the field exactly as you described. Yes, my browser does open a PDF within a browser window rather than externally with Adobe Reader. And I did re-install Adobe Reader yesterday with no results. Today I deactivated browser plug-ins with no change.
Then, I did two things-- unfortunately both at the same time. (1) I uninstalled and re-installed Adobe Reader and (2) I uninstalled FMP 11. Since I had to convert a number of FMP 6 databases to FMP13 a month ago, I had both v. 11 and v. 13 installed at the same time. Now the interactive container field works fine. Unfortunately, I can't tell you which of the two changes did the trick. Sorry about that.
Thanks for the help.
Getting back to working on my database a week later, the problem has re-appeared. I've made no significant system changes.
If you uninstall Adobe Reader, does the PDF file then display in Preview?
I just recently uninstalled Adobe Reader but immediately re-installed it without checking for the problem in between, and it is now working properly. The version of Reader did not change.
This is what I did last time to get it working, but it seemed to revert on its own.