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save record to pdf of a cropped in adobe pdf inserted as background form returns blank pdf

Question asked by GuyJones on Feb 7, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2011 by RickWhitelaw

Summary

save record to pdf of a cropped in adobe pdf inserted as background form returns blank pdf

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11

Operating system version

mac os 10.6.6

Description of the issue

a pdf form opened in adobe and the "remove white margins" option is applied.  form is saved as pdf and inserted as picture in background with fields layered over it.

Save records as pdf is scripted.  When run, pdf produced has no form, just fields.

Steps to reproduce the problem

a pdf form opened in adobe and the "remove white margins" option is applied.  form is saved as pdf and inserted as picture in background with fields layered over it.

Save records as pdf is scripted.  When run, pdf produced has no form, just fields.

Expected result

Form will be saved as pdf and filled in by overlayed fields.

Actual result

only fields show up in pdf.

Workaround

can be saved as pdf via print dialog box in scripting but this loses the ability to script the path.

Outcomes