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Trying to Append but tells me it can't create the file. (?)

Question asked by amica on Oct 1, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2017 by keywords

I'm working in FM12 Pro. I have inherited a script in which I would save a new file as a PDF and then append several more pages as PDF and it worked fine.  As I wanted a high quality graph as my first page I thought I would create the first page in a separate PDF (called Atest.pdf) and then append additional PDF pages in FM12 , but I get a message saying it can't create the file in the directory I chose.  I don't understand the difference between it working with a PDF it has created and saved in the directory or one that is already saved in the directory before starting to append.

 

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Set Variable [$filename;Value:"filewin:/Users/Andrea/Atest.pdf"]

Go to Layout .....

Go to Record ....

Print setup [Restore;No Dialog]

Save Records as PDF [Restore; Append; No dialog; "$filename"; Current record]

......

 

The script works if the last line is

Save Records as PDF [Restore; No dialog; "$filename"; Current Record]

and it just creates a new file.

 

I've havent found any other messages with this particular problem so I suspect I have missed something really obvious :-/ . Any help very appreciated.

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