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  1. That only allows me to specify versions 5, 6, and 7. I want to use version 4 PDFs.
  2. Hi folks, I've got a script, the majority of which is running fine. The only issue now is the PDF creation - here's what happens. A PDF is created, and opens fine. It gets sent out to a client, and only some clients can open it - others are unable to. However, if you use the 'Save PDF' option from a print dialogue box (as opposed to the Save PDF script step), the PDFs can be read fine. I've had a quick look at the files using Linux/OSX's 'file' command. Here's what i've found: 1.3 - saved from print dialogue 1.4 - saved as v5+ 1.5 - saved as v6+ 1.6 - saved as
  3. Fixed it in one - thanks! I'll mark this thread as solved. I also found out that you can use Get (Desktoppath) as a part of a calculation, you don't have to assign its value to a variable in order to use it. EDIT: Can't mark as solved. Oh well.
  4. I'm having some trouble getting this step to work. It's compounded by the fact that OSX very helpfully doesn't show me what the invalid path was, or what a valid path is. All i'm told is that the file 'could not be created on the system disk. Use a different name, make more room on the disk, unlock it or use a different disk.' There is definitely space on the disk, and the users are able to write to their own desktop. Currently, the relevant part of my script is: Set Variable: $Desktoppath; Value: Get (DesktopPath) Set Variable: $filepath; Value: $Desktoppath & "Information f
  5. I thought it might be OSX playing silly buggers, so I moved the PDF across to a Windows machine, and it definitely had no extension at all. I'm going to play with Get (DesktopPath) - I think that might be the best fix for this - thanks very much! I'll mark this thread as solved when I have a working file path.
  6. The issue with that syntax is that I don't know the user's shortname, which is the name of their home directory, which is where their Desktop folder is. I wanted to be able to put a PDF straight onto somebody's desktop, hence the use of the home directory tilde. I've just tested again - using 'save records as' and allowing the user to specify the PDF's filename, the .pdf extension isn't created on OSX.
  7. Hey folks, I've got a script set up which is generating a PDF of an invoice using a particular layout. It generates itself fine, and i've not specified an output file so that the user is asked where to save the file, and what to name it. This is also working brilliantly, with one exception; the generated file doesn't have '.pdf' as an extension. This isn't an issue on OSX (because OSX looks at the file to determine what to use to open it), but on Windows machines, these PDFs aren't readable because Windows still handles filetypes stupidly. I don't really want to force users t
  8. Quick update: Just re-tested by creating a totally new database (blargle.fp7...) on the host mac mini, setting it to be accessible to 'all users'. I could connect to this fine from every other computer on the network, so the problem almost certainly seems to lie with the client laptop. Are there any OSX settings that could stop a filemaker network connection?
  9. Hi Guys, I have applied the SSL update to both machines to no effect, as well as checking the settings within 'accounts and privileges' - neither of these solutions did the trick, unfortunately. Any other ideas?
  10. Hi all, I have a Mac Mini running a copy of Filemaker Pro Advanced 9.0.3, sharing my database through filemaker networking to several other OSX laptops on a local network. All of them connect fine with the exception of one. As far as I can tell, it's identical to at least one other machine on the network, but obviously there's some setting misconfiguration somewhere which is stopping it. Symptoms: Client laptop (non-connecting) can ping and access/read/write files on the host mac mini, no problems. I have tried changing the client laptop's login credentials, and also played
  11. Hi there everyone, I've got a fairly hefty production database going, for a hire company. In this database, the user creates a client record (in tbl_clients), then creates an invoice for this client (tbl_sales), importing line items from tbl_stock into a portal on the invoice layout - standard sort of thing. In addition to the client's details being on the invoice, there are venue details (name, address, postcode, etc). These were originally manually entered, but now i'd like to make it so that for a few venues that are used regularly, putting in the venue name automatically fills in
  12. So i've managed to work out all of my fancy portal sorting now, and it's all working great - thanks to the help I got here : However, i'm looking at this database, and while records in a portal are sorted fine, records from the same table (Line Items) that are put into an invoicing layout after being added through a portal are still in the order they were originally added. There doesn't seem to be a 'sort' option anywhere on the layout - is there a way to sort this data, or am I just thinking wishfully? Thanks again, Loki.
  13. Fitch - ideally, that's what i'd like to accomplish. However, I've just looked at the second part of Osman's suggestion (double clicking a portal in layout mode and choosing the 'sort records' checkbox), and now have my records being sorted first by category, then by price, which seems to work quite well, ergonomically, and is also nice and simple! I do have another question though, and to save starting another topic, i'll ask here: Say I have an invoice all set up and ready, and the same customer comes in again and orders the same stuff - obviously i'll want to generate a new i
  14. Hi folks, I've been playing around with FileMaker for a while, and i've just come across something that I can't figure out - it's probably a simple fix, but I just can't find any reference to it anywhere. The database i'm working on at the moment is a stock management/invoicing jobbie - it all works well, and i'm just adding extra functionality now. Currently, an invoice has on it all the standard details (name, address, etc etc), as well as a portal which is used to add stock from the stock table. This stock is organised by category - Audio, Visual, Computing, Hardware, and so
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