2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2014 8:13 AM by mrdambro

    Trouble displaying pdf



      Trouble displaying pdf

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           I've developed a small database with embedded pdf's in a container field. Locally the pdf's show well, but when I uploaded the file to Server, the pdf's stopped showing. The container field has data [GetAsText(container) returns the name of the file], but the pdf does not display. Bringing a Server backup of the file to the client machine and opening locally restores the visibility. How do I "fix" the Server or Server machine to allow the pdf to be visible?

        • 1. Re: Trouble displaying pdf

               Was the checkbox for "Store only a Reference" checked?  If the GetAsText shows "imagemac" or "imagewin" in front of the file name then its by reference.

               Did you upload to the server using the file upload or did you copy the files to the Databases folder?  If you copied it manually and the files are stored externally they'll be in the wrong folder (if the container folder was uploaded at all).

          • 2. Re: Trouble displaying pdf

                 These are embedded pdf's (Store only a Reference is not checked). The FM database was uploaded using the File/Sharing/Upload to Filemaker Server... command. I think this may have to do with the default pdf engine although I don't know what that is or how to set it within FileMaker. Currently, pdf's open with Preview (my preferred pdf viewer). I previously used Acrobat, but have tried to remove it from all my machines. Debris issue?