Sixth Sense, FM PDF Problems, Saving Time, and Periods?

Michael Rocharde on saving your client time and money:

Reminding your clients about the great things a custom solution brings to the table–time and money savings, increased productivity, etc.–is important in your day to day dealings.  When soothing clients worries, it focus’ their attention on the benefits, not the costs.

When selling, this helps close the deal.

A win-win for everyone.

FileMaker just updated FM 14 with a new PDF engine, matching it to what is in FM 15.  And now this problem for some Windows machines using FM 15:

Data from FileMaker Pro for Window may appear clipped when saved to a PDF file.

There are some suggestions for dealing with the issue at the link.

Here’s a fun little fact:  Don’t put a period in a FileMaker file name (other than the one that appears before .fmp12, that is).

A period or two will result in a variety of problems, including, but not limited to:

  • FileMaker Pro won’t add the .fmp12 extension to the converted file
  • The database name in a URL is truncated when a period is used in the filename
  • Filenames with additional periods may not open in FileMaker WebDirect
  • Functions may interpret the period in the filename as the beginning of the filename extension, which can lead to unexpected results

What Is Your Sixth Sense?

You can tell when someone is lying to you? Or maybe you can find lost objects? You know that gut feeling that tells you things you wouldn’t possibly know? That’s you sixth sense! Are you aware of it? Do you know how to use it?

This might be a bad joke…My results are “You intuitively know when things are going on sale”.  Not even close…

So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.’

Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

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