This week we switched to Filemaker 15 but were forced to go back to Filemaker 14 due to incredibly slow printing. In FM14 there was perhaps a half second delay between pressing the print button and the printer printing. In FM15 this is easily 20-30 seconds per document due to the printer saying "processing document". Since we often have to enter and print job orders at the speed of one every 2-3 seconds, this means that 20 job orders take 5-6 minutes to print!
What is odd, is that not all documents have this problem. Some print like before but our most-used document is very slow to print.
The script for printing is very easy:
- go to layout
- print setup
- go back to original layout
We have a second script that uses the exact same steps but with a slightly different layout and this prints at regular speed.
Any idea what could be the cause for this? Neither layouts has script triggers or special graphical elements - it's all text only.