Save Records as PDF [Restore; Append; With dialog: On/Off; “FileMaker Pro executes a script that does not specify an absolute path, and the. FileMaker Pro. Yes. FileMaker Server scheduled script. Yes. FileMaker Go. Yes. Custom Web Publishing. Yes. FileMaker WebDirect. Yes. Runtime solution. Yes. To append records to an existing FileMaker Pro PDF file, you must create a script that uses the Save Records as PDF script step and select the option Append to.

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Select Go to target field or click Specify to specify the field to receive the pasted information.

Append PDF script step is not appending

Display the layout that you want to use as a basis for the PDF file. In the Document tab, enter descriptive information about the file, the version of Acrobat for viewing the file, and page numbering.

You can assign a password to the PDF file if it contains sensitive information. If no field is active at the time the command executes, it has no effect. If you do not select this option, Insert Text inserts the specified value at the end of the field’s data.

Click Options to set the PDF options: When you append records, the PDF Options dialog box settings in the Document and Initial View tabs are ignored, but the settings in the Security tab are maintained. FileMaker Server scheduled script. This script step pastes text that is specified in the script, instead of text provided by the user. Pastes a text value into a field in the current record. In the Security tab, assign passwords to the PDF file, as well as print and edit privileges.


Specify one path per line. If no field is selected, the Insert Text command will place the specified text after the insertion point.

Saving and sending records as a PDF file

Inserts either “Paid” or “Unpaid” depending on the value of the Payment Date field. FileMaker Pro 13 Help. Where the script step runs. If you select Create email with file as attachmentan email is created with the PDF file attached, and you then specify the recipient.

Status; “Paid”] End If. Goes to the Products layout, shows all records, sorts the records, and saves the records as a PDF without prompting the user. For each of the options in the document tab, you can enter text directly, or click Specify to enter a field name or values from a calculation. For more information, see PDF Options dialog box. Script steps reference category list. Export Records script step. If the specified field does not exist on the layout where the script is being performed, Insert Text returns an error code which can be captured with the Get LastError function.

If you assign a password, the file is encrypted and cannot be opened without the password. Also, if the selected field is not present on the current Layout, the Insert Text command has no effect. Import Records script step. Click Options to set the PDF options:.

Append text to a field

In the Save Records As PDF dialog box, enter a name for the file, specify where to store the file, what to save, whether to automatically open the file, and whether to create an email with the PDF file as an attachment.


FileMaker Pro 12 Help.

For more information, see Editing other privileges. If print and edit privileges are allowed, specify if copying and screen reading software are permitted. Choose the folder you want to save to, or type the file path directly into the list.

To save PDF files, your access privileges must allow printing.

Select entire contents replaces the contents of a field. Saving and sending records as a PDF file.

If you select Automatically open filethe file opens after it is created. Script steps reference alphabetical list. Was this topic helpful? On option is not supported. You can save the current record, all the records in the current found setor a blank record that can be used as a paper form.

Specify displays the Specify dialog box where you can enter the exact value you appenx to paste. Inserts “Draft” into the Status field or displays a dialog if Status is not on the current layout. If [ IsEmpty Invoices:: You can choose to Automatically open file appen you can choose to Create email with file as attachment after saving.