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PDFs not interactive in container fields

Question asked by bcheang on Mar 20, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2014 by Fred(CH)


PDFs not interactive in container fields


FileMaker Pro


13 v1

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks

Description of the issue

I'm not really sure if the problem is with the server or client version of Filemaker. But if I put a PDF into a container field which is interactive, I cannot interact with the PDF if the file is hosted on a server (which is running Mac OS X server). If the same file is on a local hard drive, it works as expected.

However, if I put a movie file into the container, it works regardless of whether the file is on a local hard drive or hosted on FM server.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a file with a container field. Set its properties to be an interactive container field. Insert a file which is a PDF into the container field.

Expected result

It is expected that we can view the contents of the PDF file.

Actual result

Only the icon and name of the PDF file is displayed.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message if you choose insert file. But if you choose insert PDF, you get the message "File does not begin with %PDF-"

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