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Print setup script step doesn't remember printer in fmp 10 and 11!

Question asked by ChristiaanSchriks on Oct 14, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 21, 2010 by hschlossberg


Print setup script step doesn't remember printer in fmp 10 and 11!


FileMaker Pro


10 and 11 (Version 8 works correct)

Operating system version

Windows XP Professional

Description of the issue

I created 3 test files with FileMaker Pro Advanced 8, 10 and 11 on the same Windows XP Professional computer. In each file I created two scripts, each with the print setup script step. Script 1 to remember printer A and script 2 to remember printer B. In reality A & B are printers on a network with different names. Only version 8 correctly remembers the appropriate printer in each script. Version 10 and 11 DO NOT remember the printer selected and keep on displaying the last printer that was chosen.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Recreate a FMP file with 2 scripts, each with 1 script step (print setup). Try to remember 2 different printers on a network.

Expected result

Each script step saves a different printer.

Actual result

Script step always shows the last printer selected, i.e. the script step does not remember te printer chosen!

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message!

Configuration information

Windows XP Professional OS running FileMaker Advanced version 8, 10 and 11. 2 Network printers configured.


I have not found a work around, but the Print script step actually shows the printername and this script step seems to remember the printername correctly!