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How to Print with a PDF File

FileMaker Go provides an example of printing through a PDF file:

  1. You start by navigating to the data that you want to print.
  2. Tap the wrench in the upper right of the screen to open the menu of commands, as shown in Figure 4.15.
    Figure 4.15

    Figure 4.15 Tap to show the menu of commands.

  3. Tap Print to show the options you see in Figure 4.16. This enables you to choose the page range, orientation, and so forth as shown in Figure 4.16.
    Figure 4.16

    Figure 4.16 Select your printing options.

  4. Tap PDF to select the final options as shown in Figure 4.17. As you can see, there are three basic choices for saving and sending; not all of them are available in all cases. Your choices might be limited by security (not all users can print, for example), or they might be limited by the current selection (you can only save or send field contents if you have selected a field...and if your security level allows you to do so) .
    Figure 4.17

    Figure 4.17 Select your PDF options.

As you see in Figure 4.17, you have three choices:

  • You can view it on your device. If you choose this option, you can then choose further actions, as shown in Figure 4.16, so that you can open the file in iBooks or another app that handles PDF files (the choices depend on the apps you have installed), you can select from your apps, or you can print it as described in the following section (see Figure 4.17).
  • You can email the PDF. If you have a printer that supports web printing, you can email the document to your printer. Web printing is supported on various printers that are connected directly to the Internet and that, therefore, can have their own email address. (The HP ePrint feature is a web printing feature.) You can use the email option shown in Figure 4.16 to send the PDF directly to a printer if it is configured properly and supports web printing.
  • You can save it. If you choose to save the PDF, it is saved to your device, and you are able to view it or download it in the FileMaker Go section of iTunes, as described previously in this chapter in the "Using iTunes" section.
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