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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Pastes a text value into a field in the current record. Was this topic helpful? Automating tasks with scripts.

If print and edit privileges are allowed, you can specify if copying and screen reading software are permitted. See Creating file paths.

Script steps reference alphabetical list. Export Records script step.

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Save Records As PDF

Specify displays the Specify dialog box where you can enter the exact value you want to paste. If print and edit privileges are allowed, specify if copying and screen reading software are permitted.

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.

The Appearance list allows you to specify fiilemaker options for fields. 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 filemaksr.


append to a field instead of overwriting it

Select Go to target field or click Specify to specify the field to receive the pasted information. Click Options to set the PDF options:. If you select Blank recordthe Appearance option is enabled to define how the fields are formatted in the PDF file.

If you do not select this option, Insert Text inserts the specified value at the end of the field’s data. If no field is active at the time the command executes, it has no effect.

Script steps reference category list.

For more information, see PDF Options dialog box. To save PDF files, your access privileges must allow printing. See Paths in server-side scripts. Where the script step runs. Display the layout that you want to use as a basis for the PDF file. Import Records script step. Saving and sending records as a PDF file. Also, if the selected field is not present on the current Layout, the Insert Text command has no effect. Script steps reference alphabetical list.

If you assign a password, the file is encrypted and cannot be opened without the password. If no field is selected, the Insert Text command will place the specified text after the insertion point. In the Security tab, assign passwords to the PDF file, as well as print and edit privileges.


You can assign a password to the PDF file if it contains sensitive information. Script steps reference category list. Specify one path per line. If you select Create email with file as attachmentan email is created with the PDF file attached, and you then specify the recipient.

FileMaker Pro 12 Help. In the Document tab, enter descriptive information about the file, the version of Acrobat for viewing the file, and page numbering. 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. Goes to the Products layout, shows all records, sorts the records, and saves the records as a PDF without prompting the user.

This script step pastes text that is specified in the script, instead of text provided by the user.

Click Options to set the PDF options: Inserts “Draft” into the Status field or displays a dialog if Status is not on the current layout. Was this topic helpful? If you select Blank record from the Save list, the Appearance list is enabled. For more information, see Editing other privileges.