11 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2017 8:11 AM by TSGal

    FileMaker 15: no transparency of PDF layout items

    olafseifert

      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

       

      Nachricht geändert durch Olaf Seifert