davidhamannmedia

Web Viewer contents rendered as image when printing/creating PDF

Discussion created by davidhamannmedia on Jan 18, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version

 

FileMaker Go 15.0.3

 

OS and version

 

iOS 9 / 10

 

Hardware

 

Same for all tested iPad models (3 / Air / Air 2 / Pro)

 

Description

 

As per this thread: Printing/PDF Web Viewer in FileMaker Go; content always rendered as image

 

I noticed that when printing a web viewer in FileMaker Go (15.0.3) to PDF the content always gets rendered as an image (as opposed to FileMaker Pro). Unfortunately, the quality of the rendering is quite bad and makes working with PDFs generated like this not practical.

 

Attached is a PDF generated with FileMaker Pro 15 and a PDF generated with FileMaker Go 15. Same file, same script (basically just calling "Save Records as PDF").

 

I don't remember this was ever an issue in the past and fonts and objects inside a web viewer were treated like actual fonts and pathes. The image rendering even takes place when printing a web viewer that contains a single SVG file (rendering of the vector graphic also blurry).

 

How to replicate

 

Add a web viewer to a layout, place any HTML or SVG content inside, call "Save Records as PDF".

 

Workaround

 

None that I am aware of.

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