Working with PDFs in FileMaker can be tricky on different platforms since the behavior is not entirely consistent. One issue we’ve come across is the ability to preview PDFs directly in FileMaker Pro on Windows machines. Unlike on the Mac, where the PDF rendering library is built in, Windows does not have this library so the ability to automatically display PDFs in container fields is not available. We’ve come up with three possible workarounds to solve this issue. Look for a demo file in an upcoming post to fully demonstrate these options.
We have been getting a lot of requests for a demo file to accompany one of our blog posts about google maps integration. While we aren’t quite ready to release an unlocked example file for the techniques we used, we have put together a sample file in order to allow users to try out the maps integration.
Manuscript, formerly Fogbugz, is an online software management tool made by Fog Creek (Stack Overflow, Trello, Glitch) that aids with project management and issue tracking. Within it’s full-featured package, users can submit bug tickets and feature requests, while managers can implement the Agile methodology to track projects and sprints.