olafseifert

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

 

Hardware

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?

 

Workaround

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

 

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