FileMaker Go 15 creates large file size PDFs

Discussion created by skywillmott on Dec 27, 2016
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by TSGal



I have noticed that PDFs created using FileMaker Go 15 are very much bigger in files size than in Go 14. Using the exact same file with a layout containing 6 photos stored in container fields and sized using GetThumbnail to be max 600px wide or tall, the resulting PDF is less than 500kb when exporting record as PDF in Go 14, but is just under 4MB when using Go 15 - about 8x the file size! This makes scripting PDF creation and emailing of reports from Go 15 problematic as the file sizes are much larger than they need to be.