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).
The attached file is the simulation of my excel worksheets. I have three (3) accounts Admin, John & Lola all the three (3) accounts has no password.
In my layout "ReportsEquipmentTime", I want that If I click the "project x equipment" button I will see only the record of the current account that is login.
The script that Im using is
Set Error Capture [on]
Allow User abort [off]
Set variable[$_columns; Value: ValueListItems ( Get(FileName) ; "Equipment" )]
Set variable[$_rows; Value: ValueListItems ( Get(FileName) ; "ProjectCode" )]
Set Field[Users::RELOGIN; Get(AccountName)
Enter Find Mode [Pause: off]
Set Field [DailyReports::CreatedBy;
Set Error Capture [on]
Perform Find 
Go to layout ["ReportsEqipmentTime" (ReportsEquipmentTime; Animation: None]
Set Field [ReportsEquipmentTime::_Column Headers; $_columns]
Set Field [ReportsEquipmentTime::_Column Source; "EquipmentUsed"]
Set Field [ReportsEquipmentTime::_Row Headers; $_rows]
Set Field [ReportsEquipmentTime::_Row Source; "ProjectCode"]
Commit Records / Request [With dialog: off]
Please see attached File.
A google search reveals that FMP not recognizing modifier keys is at least a decade old problem. It's hard to resist making some kind of a comment but I will resist. At any rate, it seems that restarting the computer, at least on a Mac, resolves the problem, (until it pops up again).
My question is this: Is it understood what is it in the restarting process that corrects the problem, and if it is, is it something that can be imitated with some kind of script, command, etc?
Hello -- I would like to open pdf files that are stored in a secure external manner.
Only the first page of multipage files show in a FM container window (if I';m not mistaken) so I am wondering about using Preview (Mac, of course). I can retrieve the file path to the secure file by processing the text output of the container file, and then use it as a variable filename in a Send Event script step, but Preview cannot open it.