so I will uninstall the 64 bit version and install the 32 bit version!
it makes sense
so let me have a go!
talk to u later
Unfortunatly for me unistalling the 64 bit version and installing the 32 bit version did not correct the issue!!!!!!
Neither FIleMaker nor Microsoft nor Adobe make this very simple. I had this working with FM14 and 15 a few weeks ago, after wrestling with it for an hour. Now you have me checking again and it was again not working. (I'm on Windows 7, 64 bit). When I opened IE, went to the gear icon, selected and "Manage Add-Ons", I got the image below. Select "All add-ons" in the lower left and then you should see Adobe PDF Reader and it should show 64-bit for it (or 32-bit if you are using the 32-bit version of FileMaker). It was no longer there on mine, so I downloaded and installed a new copy of Adobe Reader (NOT the "DC Digital Cloud" version) and it properly installed the add-on as shown below. Since I never use IE, the only thing I can imagine would have removed the 64-bit version of Acrobat from IE might be a Windows update. I wish FileMaker would document this, as I have RARELY been able to use PDFs with FileMaker over the past few years and versions.
Hope that helps...
thanks for looking at this again
I think that the problem is bit more complex than this and it is on the side of File Maker this time, even if possibly is related to your considerations.
On same machine pdf containers work properly with File Maker Pro 13 Adv / FM Pro Adv. 14 (32 bit) / but no on FM Pro Adv. 15 (32 bit).
And it s not only about not rendering the PDF and showing only an Icon instead but also as you can see on my attachment and pointed out in my first message the FM Container doesn't allow me to insert PDF, insert PDF option is deemed!!!
Thanks again and hoping to hear from File Maker support soon!!!
in relation to your replay the problems you have arisen were a known issue with previous versions of Windows and IE
Thankfully that issue disappeared now that my machine runs with Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge
I come across that for Filemaker 15 on Windows: Be sure that a web browser plug-in (such as Adobe Reader) is installed on your local computer. If it is not installed, Insert menu > PDF will be unavailable.
I had Adobe Acrobat DC installed and this worked perfectly for previous versions
but I needed to install Acrobat Reader DC for solving my issue!!!
AFAIK, there is no way to do this with EDGE that is by default browser on Windows 10.
I am wondering if it is not a part of the problem that some have encountered.
Personally, all my tests with FMP 13(32bit), 14(64bit) and 15 (32+64bit) were successful on My virtual machine Windows 10 64 bit, using the latest Adobe Reader DC installed today.
Internet Explorer (32bit) is installed but it is not the default browser.
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So as a side note...if the Container is NOT set to Interactive... which is frequently the best... for performance reasons... PDF's on Windows with NOT create thumbnails.
The Thumbnail creation code for PDF's has been exclusive to Macs. Connected Windows users may benefit from this... if a Mac inserts the PDF... OR if the FMS is a Mac. In either case... a PDF thumbnail is created.
Once the thumbnail is created... the Windows users will see that.