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Opening a pdf image on a client computer or device

Question asked by thilleary on Dec 30, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2019 by thilleary

Using FMP 17 and hosting it on FMS 16.

I have a database of railroad crossings with a table that contains pdf images of engineering drawings illustrating the layout of certain crossing-related components. That table has the following fields:

Field Name                     Type               Options

Image                             Container

FileName                        Text                Indexed

FilePath                          Text

ImageThumbnail            Container

 

I have set the ImageThumbnail up as a button that should open the pdf file on the client computer or device.

What is the best way to display the larger pdf image on a client device whether it is a mac, pc, or iOS device?

 

I'd want to be able to zoom in and pan for image detail, but opening the image in a layout with a larger container doesn't seem to offer that capability.

Opening it in a client pdf viewer would provide that image manipulation capability and would therefore be ideal, but I am stumped on how to pass the selected pdf file to an external client computer or device for opening on its native pdf viewer application.

WebViewer maybe?

 

Any help out there in Filemaker land?

 

 

 

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