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PDF's in Container Fields open in Default App automatically

Question asked by philmodjunk on Jan 16, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2016 by filemaker@recordkeeper.com

Summary

PDF's in Container Fields open in Default App automatically

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13

Operating system version

Windows

Description of the issue

I am not encountering this issue myself and may have some of the details wrong here. But two different users have now encountered the same issue with the same needed fix so this info needs to be brought to TS attention--both to have updated assistance info and to evaluate whether a needed "fix" should be made to FileMaker.

See this thread for what details are available:
http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/b84acea99f

Steps to reproduce the problem

Open a layout with a PDF inserted into a container field.

Expected result

You see the typical FileMaker layout

Actual result

The PDF automatically opens in Adobe Reader (I think that's the app that opens this.)

Workaround

Open Internet Explorer. Disable and then re-enable the Adobe Reader Add On.

Outcomes