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Annotating PDFs and Containers

Question asked by MartinCrosman on May 27, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2017 by monkeybreadsoftware

FileMaker 14 and FileMaker Go 14


I am encountering a behaviour when using pdfs scored in an open external container. The file is hosted.


I have a PDF that I have annotated using the tools in Acrobat Reader.

I add the pdf to the container in the database from my computer and the PDF displays showing the annotations.

I then access this record using FileMaker Go. The pdf displays in the container but the annotations do not appear.

I view the pdf using the View command in FileMaker Go and the annotation appears on the document.


Anyone encounter this or know of a work around?


I take this same pdf in the iPad and use the program Notability to added annotations.

On the iPad I then save it back into the container .

This time the annotations added using Notability are viewable in the container.

The annotations added this way are also viewable when looking at the record on my computer.


Any ideas why this happens?