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Creates a new PDF Document with the given PDF document.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
PDFKit 2.2 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes
MBS( "PDFKit.GetPDFDocument"; PDF { ; Filename } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
PDF A container value with the PDF content from a media field. Or a text with an URL. Or a PDF reference from PDFKit.Open.
Filename Optional
Optionally, the file name to use for the container value.


Returns a container with a PDF document. The plugin adds a JPEG picture for preview as well as a file name. You can store it in a media field.


Creates a new PDF Document with the given PDF document.
Filename is optional. When you use an URL for the PDF, you can basicly load a new PDF from a server.


Save a PDF in a PDF reference into a container value:

MBS( "PDFKit.GetPDFDocument"; $ref; "test.pdf" )

Create PDF from images:

# Start new document
Set Variable [$doc; Value:MBS("PDFKit.NewPDFDocument")]
# Add image in full size as new page
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("PDFKit.AddImagePage"; $doc; test::image)]
# Add empty page in default size
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("PDFKit.AddEmptyPage"; $doc)]
# Add image in given size as new page:
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("PDFKit.AddImagePage"; $doc; test::image; 400; 300)]
# get PDF document and store in container:
Set Field [test::test; MBS("PDFKit.GetPDFDocument"; $doc)]
# release memory
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("PDFKit.Release"; $doc)]

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 16th February 2015

PDFKit.GetPDFAttribute   -   PDFKit.GetPDFPageCount

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