very good and sharp text for printing and pdf.
the text should look sharp in pdf even if you zoom to 1000%
it looks very different in Browse-mode and in Preview-Mode
in preview mode it is not vectorized anymore.
The print quality is ok but not good.
In FMP11 the results were very good.
this makes the whole update unusable and should be resolved ASAP!
The most time I use the webviewer with database-generated html-content to make things possible that never have been possible in FileMaker since the present day.
Calendars for different business applications, free configurable Headers for Mail and Invoices (usually for PDF export) using CSS Stylesheets.
I use this techniques in different solutions in different companies.
None of those companies are able to update to FMP12 until this bug (definitely no feature) is solved.
using FileMaker 11
Thank you for your post.
I am able to replicate this issue on both Mac OS X 10.7.3 and Windows XP (SP3) if my Browse is at 100%. If I zoom in at 400% in Browse mode and then switch to Preview, the text looks good. I have sent your post along with with my findings to our Development and Testing departments for review. I will keep you updated as information becomes available to me.
If I change to 400% in Browse mode and then switch to Preview, the text does looks ugly too.
Did you made a PDF?
I made PDF both ways on Mac:
via FileMaker and via Print dialog.
Both Versions are not usable.
I also made a test with a fresh fmp12 database:
if I do not change the Text format of the Web Viewer object the result is a little better.
After changing the Text-Size of the WebViewer object the result become ugly.
The content of the WebViewer should not be rendered.
If the content remains in Vector format the quality will be excellent in every resolution and every situation.
PDFs will get a small size too.
At least It should get the same Quality as in FileMaker 11
The following three posts have results of my testing.
This screen shot below is of Preview Mode at 400% when Browse Mode was taken at 100%. Notice the jagged edges since it was resized from a 100% setting.
This next screen shot was after I switched to 400% in Browse Mode and then went to Preview. Notice the characters didn't need to be resized since the basis in Browse Mode was 400%.
This next screen shot was taken of the PDF file after generating it from Browse Mode at 400%.
This was all generated with FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced under Mac OS X 10.7.3.
Still no progress in FMPA12v3:
on the left side Browse Mode
on the right side Preview Mode
I made a brand new Database, only with on webviewer inside.
Unfortunately it seems not possible to upload a FileMaker Examle File here, is it?
Addition to last posting:
200 % for both screenshots
if I use a larger magnification the Content stays still sharp in Browse mode,
In preview mode the content gets worse.
It seems that the content is rendered as a picture in preview mode
and it is not vector based anymore.
I can not work with that, it is a catastrope…
did you use html format in your webviewer or just plain text?
I use html with some css
I shall send you the file or the html code that I use,
if you want…
I made a new test with a Webviewer only containing:
brand new database with 1 table 1 field, 1 layout, 1 webviewer.
in the last example I had zoomed to 400% in browse mode, directly to preview mode.
my system is 10.8.3 and FMP12v3
but it was the same with 10.7 and FMP12v1
I'm having the same problem with the web viewer. We're sending this HTML based letter out to clients and it looks terrible. This is definitely a FM 12 bug.
It's disheartening to see this was reported back in April 2012 without a real response from FileMaker.
At least we would like to hear some sort of commitment from FileMaker that this is going to be fixed.
Thank you for your post.
Our Testing department has confirmed the issue, and it has been sent to Development for additional review. No other information is available at this time.
FileMaker, Inc. neither discusses nor speculates about future releases.
Same issue here. Top part of this picture is a web viewer with the logo of a company pulled from the web which is rendered horribly. Would be nice to be able to set the printing resolution for webviewers or some other solution.
Hope this gets resolved quickly.
Best, Wouter (using FMPA 12)
I'm also looking for fix. Thank you