Oh and another thing is that the link for the web viewer directs fmp to my dropbox folder where the various PDFs are stored.
Can you post a sample link to try? Also, what error do you get in the web viewer when you try?
I did a quickie test of this, and I can't get a web viewer to display a public-link pdf file from dropbox on either Pro or Go, although a PDF link from another site works just fine on both.
Hmm... After playing around a bit more, I can now get it working on both. The key seems to be that I logged in to dropbox on the iPad and asked it to remember me.
Perhaps you did that earlier on Pro? Maybe dropbox is asking for a cookie before granting access to the file. If your cookie shows appropriate access privileges, you get to open the file. If that cookie is absent, dropbox wants to download the file to the usual download location, which the Go web viewer may not support. Warning: pure off the cuff hypothesis.
I already had Dropbox on my iPad so not sure if that's the issue. Perhaps it might work but my script is incorrect - what did you use as the script that enables it to look up the iPad?
Here's the gist of what I did. Retroactively, I don't think that logging in to dropbox is necessary. It was just coincidental.
It doesn't have to be a button, and there are all kinds of ways to create a calculated URL, but this approach allowed me to test a few file names.One thing I noticed: type the file name as is, including any spaces. Let the web viewer parse it and insert %20 in place of the spaces, etc.
- Create a field called FILENAME (for example)
- Go to Layout mode.
- Create a test blank layout with just a web viewer on it.
- Create a two-step script. Show a Custom Dialog and put the entered text into FILENAME. Then Set Web Viewer to concatenate the prefix for your public folder (something like http://dl.dropbox.com/u/######/) and FILENAME.
- Create a button to perform that script.
- Go to Browse mode, click the button, enter the file name.
- Click OK.
- The PDF loads in the web viewer window.
Don't forget the file suffix, .pdf. This can be important...