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Renders the web view to a PDF.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
WebView 3.0 Yes No No No No
MBS( "WebView.RenderPDF"; WebViewerRef { ; Filename; DontRenderPreview } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
Filename The filename to use for the picture. Default is "image" with the extension matching the image type. "test.jpg" Optional
DontRenderPreview Pass 1 to not create a JPEG with preview of first page as part of the container. 0 Optional


Returns a container with a PDF of the webpage (and a JPEG preview). You can store it in a media field.


Renders the web view to a PDF.

For OS X please use WebView.SetPreferences to set whether to include background images.
If you need a multi page PDF file, please use WebView.PrintToFile function.

Not supported for WebKit 2.x (FileMaker 16 Mac), but works in FileMaker 16, when using a Web Viewer created using WebView.Create.


Render PDF:

Set Field [ Own WebView::Container ; MBS( "WebView.RenderPDF"; $$web; "webview.pdf") ]

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 9th June 2020

WebView.RenderImage   -   WebView.ResetPageZoom

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