what versions are you running - what OS ?
did you try it with FM15 32bit or 64bit - the working FM14 is this 32bit or 64bit?
PC Windows 7 / FileMaker 15 / 32bit
The database is operating on FileMaker 14 Server
Same issue on my Mac running latest OS
Is that an interactive container?
Than FM tries to load PDF in webviewer and uses the PDF plugin from IE.
Maybe reinstall Adobe Reader?
If you make PDF with MBS Plugin, we would include a preview JPEG for PDF and FileMaker can display that if the plugin is missing.
does it happen on all PDFs?
how does it behave if you create a new PDF and paste it from FM15 or FM14 to make it display?
how about recreating the field on the layout with FMP15 and toggle the interactive content checkbox?
I installed Filemaker Pro 15, 64 bit and the containers display the full PDF.
Acrobat DC/Windows 10/Filemaker Server 14.
Can you install FM Pro 15 64 bit and check if the same problem occurs?
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Thanks for all your comments. I couldn't use 64bit version due to other issues and my pc is Windows 7.
I have checked another PC running the same set up and the it had the same issue.
I managed to fix the issue by installing Acrobat Reader DC version as well as keeping Acrobat Acrobat DC version on my pc. (no sure why the reader would fix the issue when i have the full version) but at the moment i'm just happy to have it working again.
Once again thanks to all those people who left a comment.
Super! That you fixed the problem yourself
Probably the problem was something in your register.
Maybe your solution can help other people also.
Is it possible you mark this question as answered
How? where do I mark it answered.
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Just wanted to add that I was having the same problem. Didnt have this issue with FMPA 14. Just updated today and it wouldnt work, and as soon as I installed the Adobe DC it worked just fine.
Im using Windows 10/Filemaker Pro Advanced 15.
I'm having the same issue. New computer and just installed FMP 15 with Windows 10. It is a 64 bit PC computer. It shows up on FM 14 just fine. I reinstalled the Adobe Acrobat 10.X.XX (doing that from memory so may be slightly off. It being a new machine I was surprised it did not have the latest version.
I was told that the FMP 15 did not change that much so should work with FM 14 Server and program. The only issue is the containers. I have no problem in FMPA 14 on my Mac. and the same is true on the PC running FMP 14. The content is in the container because I can export the data but just can't see it. I have six containers on this template screen and none of this show the files.
I have over 2000 records and thus about 12,000 containers with documents stored. If there is a bug I need to know before I load FMP 15 onto ten additional computers. I also was going to update the server but will hold off for now.
The work around that i'm using is:
a) close down FileMaker 15
b) install a copy of Adobe Acrobat DC Reader *(free)
c) open FileMaker 15 and check your containers.. the pdf's should be displaying correctly now.
Still leave Adobe Acrobat Standard DC (ie leaving both on your PC).
This worked for all my PDF containers.
Interactive container fields are really specialized web viewers--learned that from TSGal a while back. Thus, like a web viewer, it is probably using the "web kit" that came with the OS (safari on mac, Outlook/Edge? on windows). That leaves me wondering if updating acrobat might update a PDF plug used by web browsers to show PDF content...