Hi Charlie. Are your records sorted according to the same field that the Sub-Summary Part is set up to sort on? If not, then you will have this problem even if just viewing it in Preview Mode or trying to Print - as well as when saving to PDF.
PS. If you have multiple Sub-Summary Parts you will need your records to be sorted correctly and in the correct order according to those Sub-Summary Parts.
I'm not sure this is a bug. Sub-summaries are used to summarize multiple records which requires Records Being Browsed. If you only have one record do you need a sub-summary. There are times when I print complex reports that I will use a sub-summary with one record. I use the same technique that you are using.
The report shows as expected on screen in Preview Mode but when I try to Save as PDF it only shows the Title Header and the Title Footer (page number).
In response to rgordon:
Thanks for responding. One record or many, sub-summaries should still work as designed. I designed the report to have a dual purpose of archiving a single report and providing a grouping of reports by status. The real issue here seems to be the inability to Save as PDF from the current record in any mode on a Macintosh. I have not tested this in Windows yet.
Preview displays the current found set of records. When you are trying to create the PDF, you are changing the found set to just the current record Instead of records being browsed. This is why the two are different.
I wouldn't count on this behavior changing in a Filemaker update. Filemaker has functioned this way as long as I can remember. I believe the solution to this is to isolate the record as you previously stated.
I've brought up a sub summary report of my own - in preview it is correct - straight through the File menu and saved the records as PDF and it has worked perfectly. I'm working on a Windows machine using FMPA14.
Are you doing the Save records as PDF via a script or are you going directly through the File menu, Save/Send Records as PDF? If you are doing it through a script - try just doing it through the menu and see if that works. If through a script, maybe post a copy of the script and we can see if there is anything there that is a problem.
Does your privilege set include "Allow printing"? That has to be stipulated for the save records as PDF to work.
I have this running as an Admin account right now and I tried Save as PDF from both the Menu Item and in a scripted action. The result was the same when selecting the 'current record' option. I have altered the process to Omit all records except the one I want to report on and used the 'Records Browsed' option which is the default setting. It works but I did not expect to go through this extra effort to re-create an existing feature.
Thanks for your feedback here.