4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2012 11:02 AM by alexandreriva

    Print to PDF prints as all image in FMP 12

    NinaLeon_1

      Summary

      Print to PDF prints as all image in FMP 12

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FMP 12 Advanced

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      Printing to PDF in FMP 11 did what was expected, allowed me to create a compressed PDF with a much smaller file size than the one FMP createed. Text was live and vector graphics were vector graphics. In FMP 12, print to PDF converts everthing to image including text and vector graphics making a large bloated file that can't be searched and has blurry text.
      I tested multiple print to PDF print drivers in both FMP 11 and 12 all with the same result. PrimoPDF is the main one I use but I tried a few others as well.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Open a database in FMP12 and print to PDF with dpi set to 150.

      Expected result

      A decent sized PDF with live text.

      Actual result

      Each record is an image including the image, text, and vector graphics. On a page with 2 rows/2 columns per page, I used to have 4 images, a bunch of vector graphics, and live text. I now only have images (a big block or chopped up pieces of the whole record with the image and text).

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      none

      Workaround

      NONE! I'm desperate and really upset. I've been printing to PDF since FMP 3 and am shocked that it's now a problem. If no solution I need to downgrade ASAP!

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