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still no joy printing pdf content displayed in container fields

Question asked by PeterWindle on Nov 20, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2013 by TSGal


still no joy printing pdf content displayed in container fields


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

This problem has been reported before and it looks like nothing has changed since I have reported this...
If you display a pdf in a container on a layout, then print the layout, the contents of the pdf does not display in preview mode, or when printing.
This works perfectly on the mac but not on windows, VERY frustrating, especially since I have a client who needs to do this.
The container is a small preview box of line art that needs to be re-printed from FileMaker Pro...
With version 11, I used to use the web viewer, but since upgrading to v12, this no longer works and there are also inconsistencies with the adobe web viewer across platforms, so this is no longer a possible solution.
What is seen on the layout should be what prints, on BOTH platforms.

Steps to reproduce the problem

create a layout with a container, formatted to display interactive content (form view).
Insert a pdf into the container.
Enter preview mode, the image of what displays in the container disappears.
Try it on Mac OS, it works, on windows it disappears.

Expected result

A true representation of what is displayed on the layout

Actual result

nothing within the container field


none, please advise