Well, actually, it might be worth our while to switch over to a
Windows server at this time should the pdf feature be easier to
However, I understated my needs somewhat in my original post. Before
creating pdf output, the found data--which happens to be "TeXed" math
problems--must be processed by a TeX engine. The TeX engine of choice
(Textures) resides on the Mac platform, so this might be an additional
hurdle to overcome should we decide to go to a Windows machine. (Even
though there are plenty--way more than Mac ones--of Windows TeX
engines, Textures is hard to beat.)
I probably should have cross-posted this to the TeX newsgroup
comp.text.tex, but any preliminary FileMaker info will be good to have
in hand before I head over there.
Lastly, I'll mention that I'd rather not have to upgrade to the server
version of FMP 5 (or higher) if it isn't necessary.
> Hi Mark,
> We're doing this today on a Windows platform. The user does a find over the
> web, Filemaker script runs and prints a nice subsummary report to a PDF
> writer that saves the PDF file to specific directory on the web server. The
> user is then redirected to this page where the PDF is displayed. Just need
> to find a PDF writer for the Mac that you can hard code the PDF file name
> and location, and have it written without intervention.
> I'm sure the Mac gurus hear can point you to a good Mac PDF writer.
> David Hind-Smith
> Software Development, Filemaker and IT support
> 2156 Glenfield Road
> Oakville, ON L6M 3S6
> > Running FileMaker 4.0 on a Mac server (OS 8), is there any way to
> > display search results in pdf format instead of html format?
> > Obviously this would require additional software running in the
> > background. How much programming would be required? Would there be a
> > need to switch to some other search engine?
> > Mark