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Displaying PDFs in Container Fields

Question asked by videojanitor on Jul 15, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2012 by videojanitor

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Displaying PDFs in Container Fields

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Hi everyone! 

OK, I'm a little baffled. I previously used FMP 10 and FileMaker Go on the iPad. My database had a container file that held PDFs -- in FM Go, I could just tap the PDF in the container field and it would open -- now that I have upgraded to FMP 12 and the new FM Go, this no longer works. When I tap the PDF I get a menu with a couple of choices, one of which is "view" -- when I select that, I receive an error "The file "?" could not be opened. (Not Found)" 

However, if I select the "Export" option, it saves the PDF to the FM Go directory on the iPad, so I know it DOES exist.

Any idea what could be happening here? Note that I do not want to DISPLAY the PDF in the container field -- i just want to see the icon for it in there, then tap if I want to view it. That's how it used to work.

Thanks for any advice!

 

 

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