6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2014 12:58 PM by GaryBenzon

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

    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.