Could it be that the container field object on your layout has not been "optimized for interactive content"?
Version? Mac or Windows? How are the files stored?
Has new software been installed on your machine -- operating system update?
Philmodjunk - the container field has been set to optimised for interactive content.
Vaughan - Mac. Files stored securely on server. No new software installed or OS update.
I am stumped!
Ok, I've found the answer.
Containers will not show pdf scrolling options inside portals.
Work around: get FM to open up the table in a new window - inside this window (which is a different layout) - then show the pdf's in the containers and it works.
yes, interactive containers cannot be used inside portals.
I had this problem before but I had not come across the not being able to use in portals thing.
I have popovers in a portal with the interactive containers and only some were not interactive so rouelf suggested this custom function called Interactivate:
Base64Decode ( Base64Encode ( _container ) ; GetContainerAttribute ( _Container ; "FileName" ) )
I then set the container field to Interactivate ( containerField) and it solved the problem.
in the portals, I use a small size container. and a popover button with the container in larger size. The container in the popover usually behaves interactive, specially using the Interactive custom function. Furthermore have a button in the popover to Export Field Content for the container to the document folder or temp folder, and set to automatically open. Then the OS will use the appropriate application to open the exported file, when the file is just not interactive friendly.