Are you running any plugins?
But not using any of these functions for print or on the layout to be printed (saved as PDF).
They are running though. Can you try disabling them and see if it works without a problem? If it does enable them one by one until you reproduce the problem.
I have tested without plugins - same problems.
Tested on 2 other Mac computers - same problems. OS 10.9 - same problems.
Tested on Windows10 - no problems at all. All 3 options to save PDF work flawlessly.
Noted on Mac:
File / Save-Send as PDF - can be cancelled, but nothing is created.
File / Print / Save as PDF or Save as Adobe PDF: after cancel (outside of window with progress bar - command-period) - PDF is created (save as PDF) or dialog box comes up (save as Adobe PDF).
Changed printer driver - problems are the same.
Finally found the item that was responsible for not creating PDF in any way: a webviewer on the layout which uses a custom function to create an UPC/EAN-13 barcode (the image with lines) from a human readible text, ending with a script trigger to create the same barcode as a PNG image via Base64Decode. Once this last step was de-activated everything is OK. Stumbled upon it as the webviewer showed the correct visual of the barcode, but in many cases failed to create the PNG image - code to complex for Base64Decode ?
Thanks for posting your response to this. Its great to have the answer in the community as a place for other people to look.
I am using http://www.modularfilemaker.org/module/easybarcode/ to make my bar-codes.
Well, we'd have to test it.
But if the barcode is copied to a container and showed there, the webviewer could be hidden for pdf creation.
@sreese - this is exactly the same I am using.
My WebViewer code which gives no problems:
EasyBarcode ( BPI::EAN ; ,5 ; 30 ; 0 ; "EAN" ; 1 ; "center" ; 10 ; "#FFFFFF" ; "#000000" ; "")
Original with problems:
EasyBarcode ( BPI::EAN ; ,5 ; 30 ; 0 ; "EAN" ; 1 ; "center" ; 10 ; "#FFFFFF" ; "#000000" ; "EasyBarcode.CallBack")
My guess there is some flaw in the PNG creation. Database has about 15K EAN numbers to be created as EAN visuals. All create well in Webviewer, about 25% don't make it as PNG.