FileMaker 15 Cannot Create PDF's with Certain Fonts

Discussion created by masonsten on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro 15.0.2

OS and version Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro

Hardware Mac Mini running Parallels

Description Cannot save records as PDF for many font types.

How to replicate Add a text object to the layout with a specific font, and when trying to save records as PDF, either through scripting or through File > Save/Send Records As > PDF, you will get an error saying the file could not be created on this disk. Below is a list of a few fonts that caused the PDF to not be saved.


  • Agency
  • Algerian
  • Arial Narrow
  • Arial Rounded MT Bold
  • Arial Unicode MS
  • Baskerville Old Face
  • Bauhaus 93
  • Bell MT
  • Berlin Sans FB
  • Berlin Sans FB Demi
  • Bernard MT Condensed
  • Blackadder ITC
  • Bodini MT
  • Bookman Old Style


Workaround Change font to safe font like Arial Regular.