FileMaker 15: no transparency of PDF layout items

Discussion created by olafseifert on Jun 30, 2016
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro / Advanced 15 (maybe with v14.0.6, too?)


OS and version

OS X v10.11.5



MacBook Pro 15" Retina, additional LED Cinema Display


Description / How to replicate

We have several PDF items in our printing layouts - not inside of a container, but directly as a layout object which is great for use with Retina displays for the scalability. Some of them have transparent background and are layered over another graphical object - a colored rectangle.

Since switching to FileMaker 15 the transparency of the PDF items is gone.

For containers it is possible to activate the "keep transparency of PDF"-option in Layout mode but for graphical layout items this is not the case. Why?



Creating a global variable container field, place the PDF in question into the container and mark the "keep transparency"-option for this field in your printing layouts.


But I would prefer the old style - the ability to use PDF graphics directly in layouts...


Regards from Hamburg


Nachricht geändert durch Olaf Seifert