On 12/02/2012, at 3:59 PM, vcirilli:
Anybody else experiencing problems with Print to PDF in FM_GO?
Yes. A part of issue here is that the fonts you have chosen are probably not available on iOS. Font substitution will be occurring. You will get better results if you setup the layout with the fonts available on iOS. If you can't do that you may also need to increase the size of the text boxes to allow for slightly larger font/line heights, etc.
There are other issues with PDF, particularly multi-page printing.
Malcom, thanks for responding.
I'll do as you suggested to see if I can get better results.
OK I tried using iOS fonts, different font sizes and field sizes, still not right.
Seems like "set slid printing" just doesn't work as expected, only so many lines will show and thats it.
Page break across boundaries does not work as it does in FMP.
The two implementations that I've done were able to be reduced to a single page output. In one case we redesigned the form. In the other we also wrote scripts to ensure that output was always going to fit within a single page.
I haven't gone back to either of them since then.
Well - I cant really limit to one page, each record can have notes that span more than a page, I usuall set it up with the notes field height
at 3 pages and use slide printing to handle the sizing.
Guess thats not going to work.
I'm adding some iPad functionality to an existing FMP solution. I might just have to go without this printout on the iPad ?
Hey thanks the input.
Until they get PDF capabilities right you need to look at different work flows.
One option is to create script queues for robots (or another colleague). So, instead of printing from the iPad. You run a script which says "I want to print record ID x". That is put into a queue and a robot scans the script queue looking for tasks. It discovers this job and runs the script.
Nice I'll take that into consideration!
I'm frustrated by the same issue. As a work-around, I created a separate layout for printing in GO. On that layout I'm using fields created specifically for printing in GO. The fields are calcuations that append an extra paragraph return AND A SPACE - doesn't work without the space.