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"Open Storage" Container file "Tampered with" after opening externally

Question asked by disabled_morkus on May 7, 2016
Latest reply on May 10, 2016 by electon

I have a container field using open storage for some PDFs.


Now, I'm thinking that "open storage" means that storage is available to other clients, like PDF programs. As in "Open".


The problem is that if I open a PDF externally to FM using another program, and modify it, FileMaker then refuses to show that field's contents and just gives me this "Tampered with" message in the container file window. If I try to "Reload" the container field, it's then blank.




The only thing I've found that 'works' is to reload the file like it was never added.


Am I missing something? I don't see any way to tell FileMaker: "Hey, this really is open storage so other programs might access this's 'OK'".




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