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PDFs created with FMP 11 crash Apple Preview

Question asked by syncrasy on Sep 3, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 by syncrasy


PDFs created with FMP 11 crash Apple Preview


FileMaker Pro


FileMaker Pro 11.0v4 (trial)

Operating system version

Mac OS 10.6.8

Description of the issue

PDFs created with FMP 11 intermittently cause Apple Preview to crash when trying to open the PDF.

- FileMaker Pro does not crash; only Preview crashes.
- These PDF files can be opened normally by Acrobat Reader v10 with no problems.
- PDF files not created by FileMaker Pro open normally.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Click Save as PDF.
2. Select "Records being browsed"
3. Save
4. Double click the PDF file to open

Expected result

PDF file should open.

Actual result

Sometimes the file opens as expected, but it usually crashes the Preview application completely. On occasion, the PDF fill will open but the record contents will be missing, leaving big gaps in the document where you would expect to see content.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Process:         Preview [1202]
Path:            /Applications/
Version:         5.0.3 (504.1)
Build Info:      Preview-5040100~2
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [103]

Date/Time:       2012-09-03 14:23:08.012 -0500
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version:  6

Interval Since Last Report:          -14709645 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           -58
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  -1183363 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   4
Anonymous UUID:                      9C28B5D4-5E34-4A9A-BAED-A00FA5A7A780

Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  8  Dispatch queue:

Application Specific Information:
Assertion failed: (!contains_overlaps(set)), function remove_overlaps, file cmap-cid-set.c, line 200.

Configuration information

Database file is a converted file (created originally in FileMaker Pro v 4, and just recently converted to FileMaker Pro v 11 trial version).

Computer: Mac Pro 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 10 GB RAM.