Thank you for your post.
If the file is being served by FileMaker Server, then saving the database would be grayed out. If you have your cursor in a field, the "Field Contents..." should be available to you.
If you want to save records to a PDF file, then tap "Print" and select PDF. You will then get the option to Email the PDF file (as well as View and Save).
Let me know if you need additional clarification.