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FileMaker uses the PDF Plugin from Browser to display PDFs in a webviewer.
Please take a look into the "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" and "/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" folders on your Mac.
If you see there any Adobe PDF Plugin, remove it. Than try again in FileMaker.
Because if you have no Adobe PDF Plugin there, FileMaker will use the one from Apple which often runs better.
That helped somewhat. I cleared out the Adobe Reader and Adobe SVG pug-ins.
When I click on the PDF it still won't automatically open up, but when I right-click the image it bring up the option to open in Preview.app
How might I take that ability and turn it into an opportunity, say by have an appropriate button for it?
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If you want to open the PDF in Preview (or a default app specified for that file type), Export field contents can be used to export the file to the user's temporary folder. The field can be formatted as a button to perform such a script. Note that there's an option for Export Field Contents to automatically open the file thus created.
Great. Works just fine. Thanks
Don't know if it applies to the Apple family. But in Windows go to the DC preferences / General scroll to bottom and Click "Select As Default PDF Handler" it solved some issues I was having.
In both platforms there are ways to specify what application serves as the default application for specific file types such as PDF files.