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PDF append broken in FM16

Question asked by Simplidata on May 22, 2017
Latest reply on May 24, 2017 by Simplidata

I have been attempting to create a report that appends a PDF and have found that the append does not work if Edit privileges are not permitted  in the initial PDF. This was a bug that was fixed in version 14.0.6 and 15 but seems to be back in version 16. The append works if I remove protection from the initial PDF.


Anyone else seeing this?


Mac OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and FileMaker Pro Advanced 16.01.162


See the problem and the fix mentioned in the article:

"PDF behavior changes introduced in FileMaker Pro 14.0.6"


The following issues are addressed in FileMaker Pro 15 and in FileMaker Pro 14.0.6:

  • "Save Records as PDF" PDFs cannot be opened in Adobe Acrobat X if the layout has a blank portal (zero records in portal).
  • "Append to exiting PDF" fails if Edit privileges are not permitted in "Save Records as PDF" settings.
  • “Save Records as PDF” using a purchased font displays error message that you need permission to use font.