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Print Container Field within Filemaker

Question asked by smac11shl on Sep 1, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 7, 2017 by user29188

So I really hope someone has found a good solution for this already....


I am looking for a solution so I can print the contents of a container field without opening the item on Filemaker Go, specifically:


My shipping solution includes all paperwork being printed from Filemaker Go on an iPad to a wifi connected printer. Many customers require us to use their BOL, so my user on the desktop will save the pdf and insert it into a Container field [not a reference]. I would like to be able to run script that prints the pdf from that container field w/o the pdf having to be opened in a 3rd party app.


The solution is currently left locally on the iPad, however, the user is always on location and I run Filemaker Server at the location. One thought was have the pdf print from the server? Is this possible?


That being said, if you don't have a solution for this, can you recommend a good iPad/iPhone app for opening pdf's and printing them. Looking for very simple, no ads, etc - free or low cost.


Thanks in advance!