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Nearly Beginner question - Instant Web Publishing

Question asked by DeeHyde on Oct 14, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2015 by DeeHyde

I have a MacBook Air running Yosemite and using Filemaker Pro Advanced 12. My colleague in another office is running Windows 8 and we have just put Filemaker 14 on her machine. I need for my Colleague to be able to access and edit the Filemaker Files that I am presently using from Dropbox.

I've read some threads around Dropbox and now see that it's not an ideal solution, so am looking at Instant Web Publishing.

We both have static IP addresses, so I can manage security around the information (I think and hope?)

However, I can't get the IWP to work! I've Googled until I'm googled out, I've read the Filemaker documentation etc, but all I get is Filemaker crashing and sending reports!

Here is what I'm doing:

I turn instant web publishing on

I click on the file (and at this stage am saying anyone)

I click on specify

I've tried port numbers 80, 90 (the one allocated on my machine) and 591

I say timeout after 5 mins

I click apply (or ok)

Filemaker crashes.

What am I doing wrong?????!!

Thanks in advance for any help.


ps) We work for a charitable organisation so can't really afford ongoing costs for serving. I need to get this sorted as we just spent the money to get Filemaker 14!