By Peter Wagemans
Yesterday, I tried to move a script that creates a PDF ( and mails it ) to a server side script, as the "save records as PDF" script step is now supported in server side scripts.
It did not work correctly, and generated an error 800 (file could not be created on disk) in the server log. Rather generic error.
I changed the script to point to a blank layout instead. No more error. A nice blank PDF was created.
I put a text box with "test" in it on the layout, Arial 12 point. -> error 800
I removed the text box and put a png graphic on the layout -> OK
I put a text box in a font that I was sure of the server did not have -> OK!
I tried this several times, 2 several fonts, and the results and errors were consistent. So if during the PDF creation, the server replaces the font reference by its own replacement font reference, it is able to save as PDF. If a reference lik "Arial" is used, it fails and the server reports the generic error that it can not create the file on disk (800).
I'm using MacOS 10.12.4 as client and Window Server 2012R2 as the server. Maybe there is a cross platform issue here? As always, more testing is required.
Can anyone confirm similar issues? Any workarounds that are known? Any thoughts and insights?
By Binu Alexander
I need a layout with larger number of text fields which may have long words .. currently words are being split randomly and overflowing into new lines .. eg .. for the word 'accordingly'; 'accordingl' comes on the first line and 'ly' comes on the second line. Is there a way that filemaker can hyphenate large words and insert breaks so that it breaks in a more clean manner ?
This is getting frustrating: About ten percent of the time I open a file, all of the layouts are displaying in a font named Z@R701E.tmp or, less commonly, Z@R6FAB.tmp. If I close and reopen the file a number of times, the problem will sometimes self-correct and show the normal fonts (I only use Arial, Calibri, and Times New Roman), but sometimes I have to go through every layout and reset the fonts. This only happens to my FMP 15 files - no other programs have been affected.
I have attached a screen shot for clarification. Any ideas?
Weird font example.pdf
I am currently updating a runtime solution that we have been using for 14 years, it is designed for crossplatform use. I am using Filemaker 13 advanced and doing my work on a Mac (Mavericks). When opening it in a windows enviroment the buttons/fonts look differently and aren't lined up correctly. I used fonts that are available on both platforms. I'm not sure what the solution is, I'm including screen shots as an example.
Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. We are almost ready to roll out our solution.
Exception PC screen shot.pdf
Dear lovely experts,
Sigh. Several years ago I volunteered to help an artist friend by setting up a graphically complex database which made central use of a specific dingbat font (for musical symbols). Long story*** but...
Now, on a much newer computer without the font, faced with a request to re-generate the printout, I don't even see how I can find out what the font name WAS, since FM only shows me the substituted-in font when I [convert and] open the file. (And, to be clear, there's no way of even approximating the desired output with a different font.)
Somewhere in the file itself must be the name or other ID string for the font actually specified by my layout, yes?... Any tips?
[***Kicking self for not punting out a pdf file way back when and creating an archive folder with all related files including fonts...***]
Many many thanks in advance...