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  1. RWoods: Yes! This helps immensely! I've tried this and it now works! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this file and help a newbie. (It took me a bit to understand that //... isn't part of the formula. Yes, I'm THAT new. Lol.) Apparently, I was way overcomplicating. (I wish there was (maybe there is and I just couldn't find it) a tutorial with multiple practice examples that one could learn from. Example.: Solve this problem: 'Using a checkbox, make a text field text color change from black to grey when the texbox is checked.' And then the answer on another page.)
  2. I'm a newbie. I am trying to create a checkbox that, if checked, the text in an edit box next to it will go from black to grey. I have spent hours trying to figure this out. Here is what I have: Filemaker won't accept this for me to see if it is correct or not. I keep getting the following message. What am I doing wrong? No matter what I do I get this message. I have created a file just to practice this. It only has 1 table - the one in the photo and I've clicked on those fields on the left to populate the formula. Thanks for any help!
  3. bcooney - I agree. Thank you! I learned a lot, though. 🙂
  4. bcooney, comment and ocean west - thank you all so much for helping me! Comment and Ocean West - I did remove those Acrobat reader things but that did not change anything. I still couldn't insert PDF's into the container fields. I've uninstalled, restarted my MacBook, redownloaded and re-installed Filemaker 17 and it now works! bcooney - I can add PDF's to the container fields in the Asset database. comment - I can now add PDF's to your file. In your Record 1 I can see Page 1 and Page 2 (see screenshot). Thank you all for helping me! This newbie appreciates all of you!
  5. Ocean West - Thank you for answering. I read through your article and tried out your example file. I'm afraid it's a bit over my head how to implement the information. I'm not an experienced Filemaker user and trying to build my first app. I am using the written tutorial for Filemaker 15 and the video tutorials for 17 to do this so that is my experience and knowledge level.
  6. Comment - Yes, that seems to be what is going on. It acts like it has done something because after I try to insert a PDF when I double click to try again because I can't see it the only option I get (with no other greyed out options or anything else) is 'Reload'. So it seems to think that something is in there but it is not visible. No, them menu option is not greyed out - it's black like the other options. I go find the file, double click it (or click 'insert) and nothing shows up in the container field. When I right click to try it again I just get the 'Reload' option like the screenshot above. When trying to insert the PDF this is what I see: I can insert an image, though.
  7. Comment - I did try that just now but no change. See my comment above. I used the Asset file in my comment above, but I just tried it with your file and I still can't see anything in Record 1 or insert a PDF in Record 2 (or any new ones I add). However, I can insert a photo.
  8. bcooney - I just removed Adobe Reader and restarted my MacBook Pro. Still the same - can't see the PDF in the container field. I just created this 3rd record. I get that little image of the PDF on the header but none in the container field. I'm thinking that uninstalling and reinstalling Filemaker 17 may be a good idea?
  9. Comment - I am confused, too. In the comment to bcooney (46 minutes ago in your first screenshot) I was using the Filemaker Asset database as she suggested - not yours. 🙂 In your file that you sent me, I see nothing. No file name, no photo, nothing. In either record 1 or in Record 2 (after I try and insert a PDF which is what I did before taking this screen shot). Nothing. Record 1: Comment - I see the time is changing in the screenshots (I didn't know it does that when I said 46 minutes in my comment above). I was referring to your first screenshot in your last comment to me. The one made by bcooney. Sorry for any confusion. This is my first time posting anything in this community. Comment - No, I have no Filemaker plug-ins that I know of. I didn't install any.
  10. Comment - my apologies. I updated to as soon as I got the notification to do so (within the last week). I've been considering uninstalling and reinstalling. 
  11. bcooney - I had not changed the setting to interactive but I just did that and, while I can now choose 'Insert PDF' I can not see it. When I right click on the container field I now get the option to 'Reload' and nothing else. But the container field is blank. Thanks you again! comment - my apologies. I updated to as soon as I got the notification to do so. I've been considering uninstalling and reinstalling.
  12. Comment: 1. No, I cannot see or interact with the PDF file in the first record. 2. No, I am not able to insert a PDF in to the 2nd record using the first 2 methods. I don't know what you mean by 'Using the provided script'. Thank you for helping me!
  13. Thank you so much for helping me, bcooney! When I right click the 'insert PDF' is greyed out. 'Insert Photo' and 'Insert File' are black and usable. I did find the PDF file and inserted it but all I get is an icon and the name.
  14. I am using Filemaker Pro 17. I have created a container field with 'interactive content (PDF, MP3, etc.)' checked in the Data tab in the Inspector. PDF's won't upload. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Reader DC. I've tried other PDF files and they just won't load. What am I doing wrong? (I've done is successfully in the past with Filemaker 15 with the exact same PDF files). I'm using a MacBook Pro with MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.2 (18C54).
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