PDFs in Container fields (v12) - only 50 at a time?

Discussion created by mardikennedy on Aug 28, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 by mardikennedy

Hi All,


I've searched the archives and documentation but it's very possible I've missed earlier discussions. Apologies in advance.




I have a v12 file with a container field for storing PDFs. Currently the file is local as this client does not have a v12 server. The PDFs have been embedded, ie not referenced externally. The field is flagged as interactive.


It's still a tiny file - only 108 records so far.


While in Form view, I was flicking through the records and when I got to record 50, the following message displays, "The maximum number of files are already open. No other files can be opened or printed until some are closed. This is followed by an address on the C:// drive. The little window displaying the message is named 'Adobe Reader'.


In this context where the pdfs are 'opening' in the background, I don't know how to close them. As a workaround, I've just been quitting out and rebooting. (This works.) There must be a better way, methinks?


Also, is this a restriction with v12 container fields? Does it pertain to any other file types? (I haven't started testing/ experimenting yet.) Should I be doing this a 'better' way?


All the best,

Mardi Kennedy