5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2013 9:54 AM by disabled_ntaylor

    Saved PDF contents are not selectable/copyable

    HP

      Summary

      Saved PDF contents are not selectable/copyable

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      Filemaker Pro Advanced 12.0.v4

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      When exporting records to a PDF using the "Save Records as PDF" script step, the text and images in the resulting PDF are not selectable with the mouse or "select all" hotkey Ctrl+A, nor are they copyable with Ctrl+c. This occurs in version 12.0.v4 of both FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced.

      The problem does NOT occur in version 12.0.v1 of FileMaker Pro Advanced. Saved PDFs made in 12.0.v1 ARE completely selectable and copyable.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1. Ensure Filemaker version is Filemaker Pro/Advanced 12.0.v4. 2. Create a script to export a group of records to a PDF using "Save as PDF" script step and using all the default save options.
      3. Attempt to select text.

      Expected result

      A PDF containing text and/or images that can be selected by clicking and dragging the mouse over the document or by using the Ctrl+A "select all" hotkey. These selected lines should then be able to be copied using Ctrl+c or by right-clicking and selecting "copy."

      Actual result

      A PDF containing text and/or images that are NOT selectable by clicking and dragging, nor by Ctrl+A.