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Opens a PDF and returns a PDF Reference value.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
PDFKit 2.2 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes

MBS( "PDFKit.Open"; PDF )


Parameter Description Example value
PDF A container value with the PDF content from a media field. Or a text with an URL.


Returns a number for the PDF. Use PDFKit.Release later to free the memory.


Opens a PDF and returns a PDF Reference value.
This value can be used in other PDFKit calls to work on the same PDF.
See also PDFKit.OpenContainer, PDFKit.OpenPath and PDFKit.OpenURL.
PDF Document reference numbers are starting at 30000 and counting up for each new document.


Open the PDF from the container value:

MBS("PDFKit.Open"; myTable::myMediaField)

See also

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 9th January 2015

PDFKit.NewPDFDocument   -   PDFKit.OpenContainer

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