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Since Go 12.0.5, Enormous PDF size

Question asked by Yuichi on Oct 11, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 by Yuichi


Since Go 12.0.5, Enormous PDF size


FileMaker Go



Operating system version


Description of the issue

When I print as PDF a list of pictures, above a number of pictures (around 30) the size of the PDF jumps from 6 MB to 40 MB and more.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create a new database, with one table and one container field (for a picture).
2. Create a layout, list form.
3. Add the container field in the body.
4. Adjust the size of the body to print 3 records (pictures) per page (8.5 x 11) .
5. Take at least 35 pictures with the iPad.
6. Save as PDF the records being browsed (should be more than 10 pages).

Expected result

PDF size: about 2 MB

Actual result

PDF size: more than 40 MB


Under Windows :
19 pictures(8 pages)  : 1 MB
29 pictures(11 pages) : 2 MB

Under iOS6, GO 12.0.5 :
19 pictures : 6 MB
29 pictures : 40 MB

With no pictures, the file stay small.

I had not this issue under GO 12.0.4
I have found the same kind of PDF, generated previously under GO 12.0.4 : 13 pages and "only" 4 MB !

If I open the huge file under Adobe, and do Document/Reduce file size : 2 MB.