Probably the different ways that people insert the PDF: "insert file" vs. "insert pdf" vs. "drag and drop"?
95% of all entries are input via drag and drop, that said I am not sure it is the method of entry.
I can go from one PC to another and the file is presented differently at each PC.
Take what follows as hypothesis only:
I've found the same thing in my acitve pdf containers.
I suspect that adobe saves some setting on the computer viewing the file as to what toolbars, zoom, etc. and puts this info into the container field as well.
I have noticed (since upgrade to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.009.20069 and even before) that whatever zoom, toolbars, etc. were on screen at that computer last time adobe was closed also show up in my container as well if populated from that computer.
Cleaning up how the pdf looks in adobe first (setting zoom level, minimizing tools, etc), then closing adobe, then moving multiple pdf files by drag and drop...all files now look the way I want them to.
Adobe must have some info stored somewhere that transfers into the container...dunno how.
I agree. I think it goes back to how the PDF was created.
FWIW, I don't see a relation to how it was CREATED....I have seen a relation to how any pdf was VIEWED last on the computer used to do the drag and drop.
Semantics to be sure...but possibly important ones...
I do not think there is a relationship to the method used to create the pdf.
I have gone through the users PC’s and noted each currently have different versions of Adobe Reader installed on them. We are currently replacing all versions with the latest version of Adobe Reader to see if this standardizes the presentation within Filemaker.
Once IT completes the updates I will post the result.
The creation of the pdf is not related to your version of the reader, as it is done by some combination of the distiller and the native program, whether an Adobe program, or some other (even Microsoft) program.
Even after the file is created, if opened in a full Acrobat program, under File>Properties (Command/Control D), in the initial view tab, there are choices for scale (zoom), window display size and position, layout, etc which control how the file looks upon opening (initial view). This function is not available in the Reader.
I would recommend at least trying to come up with a standard set of choices. This can also be done independent of and after the creation of the pdf, in the event that they are created elsewhere and acquired by your group for insertion.
This might help and can't hurt. It would ensure that these "initial view" settings are the same in all of your inserted files.
Configure: FMPA 14.02, OS X 10.10.5
Using Preview, the representation of PDFs changes in all records when changed in one record. Never got the "shrink or grow to fit" working all the time.
Standardizing the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader appears to have resolved this issue. We now have consistency within the containers among all the users.