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chriswheat

I have a layout that has the details for electronic items and has separate container fields for a picture of the item and the instruction manual for that item. I would like to have a button next to the container field for the manual that would automatically open the PDF file for viewing. So far I haven't been able to figure this one out.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Maarten Witberg

- the pdf must be stored as a reference only

- the script step Go To Field [select/perform; TheTable::TheContainer]

 

should do it.

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chriswheat

I want FileMaker to hold all of the pdf's without having to have them exist elsewhere on my machine. So I was able to write a script step that does this:

 

Export Field Contents [Equipment::Product Manual; "manual.pdf"; Automatically open]

 

It of course creates a pdf, but I can have it do that in a hidden folder somewhere, and it automatically overwrites that PDF should I want to open a different manual.

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Maarten Witberg

Fair enough. but...

- You never want to have two manuals open at the same time?

- It will bloat your filemaker database. I'm not sure if it will affect speed. depends on the number of manuals and their size.

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Bucko

Working well for me using the temporary path to save the file.

 

I want FileMaker to hold all of the pdf's without having to have them exist elsewhere on my machine. So I was able to write a script step that does this:

 

Export Field Contents [Equipment::Product Manual; "manual.pdf"; Automatically open]

 

It of course creates a pdf, but I can have it do that in a hidden folder somewhere, and it automatically overwrites that PDF should I want to open a different manual.

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