5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2017 11:17 AM by TSGal

    Web Viewer contents rendered as image when printing/creating PDF

    davidhamannmedia

      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.