Yes, of course. This entails writing a script. You can learn about how to write scripts in FileMaker's Basic Training Series Guide. You would simply loop through your records, and create a PDF for each record.
2000 PDFs are a lot of PDFs to generate....
Show All Records
Go to Record/Request/Page [First]
Set Variable [$Path ; value: "file:" & Get (DesktopPath ) & YourTable::YourField ]
Save As PDF [ Current Record ; $Path ]
Go to record/request/page [next ; exit after last]
Thank you both. Writing scripts is not my area of expertise, but apparently it's time to learn. I had to take computer programming way back in college and swore I would just hire someone to do it if I ever had to do it again. But I guess I'm ready to give it another shot. This doesn't seem like the most complicated task.
Creating Filemaker Solutions without scripts is like rowing a boat with only one oar.
Haha, I don't doubt it. When I was learning GIS mapping, there were some guys in my class who managed to load a map background in the program, then exported it to .jpeg and then opened it in Paint, of all things, and drew lines all over it to make their map. Not exactly using the software to its fullest potential there. Although in their case, it was more like rowing a boat down a railroad track. I fear I am in the same place with FileMaker, although hopefully not that clueless... I know it can probably do a lot of powerful things beyond what I have figured out, but I just haven't made the effort to learn it. Thanks for the help!
to add a bit about scripting ... essentially, it is recreating whatever you can do manually in FM in a series of script steps. The main additions (to recreating manual steps), in scripting, are:
- Looping structures (Loop; Exit Loop If; Go To Next Record[exit after last]; End Loop)
- Conditional structures (If, Else; Else If; End If)
- Setting Variables (Set Variable)