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Save as PDF, Cannot edit with Preview

Question asked by tommykeith on Sep 25, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2014 by TSGal


Save as PDF, Cannot edit with Preview


FileMaker Server



Operating system version


Description of the issue

Have a script that saves a record as a PDF to an Apple File Server.  Once saved, I open it with Preview 7.0 (826.4) and delete the blank pages at the end (container fields that can hold photos, but are sometimes blank).  Preview can open the file, edit the file, but cannot save it.  Says You don't have permission.  Dragged the file to the desktop and Preview still does not have permission to edit and the changes to the same fiel.  Opened Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 and was able to edit the file and save the changes.

Steps to reproduce the problem

In FileMaker, a script saves as PDF the current record or records being browsed.
Open in Preview on Mac and delete blank pages
Save in Preview.

Expected result

Should replace the original file with the new file with the blank pages omitted.

Actual result

Get the error you do not have permission to change the file.


Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0 will make changes and save them.