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Hi All,


I have been trying to implement the Content Management starter solution into my database. It is currently hosted on FMS12 but all clients are running FMPA13. 


The problem I am having appears to only effect files on my Macbook Air when accessing the file. I get an error when dragging a PDF into the Interactive container that reads



File does not begin with '%PDF-'.



I have check and all of the PDF files I have tried to upload have the same issue, however, I have confirmed that all of these files begin with %pdf in a plain text editor. I can still open the files once they are uploaded, this issue only manifests when the container tries to display the PDF file in the container.


Files uploaded to the same database, and the same container field on a Windows 7 machine, do not have the same issue. Similarly, my Macbook Air does not exhibit the same symptoms when t he files is accessed on my local machine!!


Does anyone have any ideas? I have been trying to fix this for 4 days now and I am totally out of ideas!

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