what kind of link? A file inserted into a container? Was it inserted with "store a reference" enabled?
I'm pretty sure it is a reference. I right click on the fleld and choose "Insert file ..." The file is stored outside the database; the database itself is only 3 Meg. The files are hundreds of Megs.
Update: well I was wrong. I missed that little checkbox in the file dialog that says store only a reference to the file. Wasn't used to having to check it. Hopefully it stays checked in the future! Many thanks!
Update 2: yes it does stay checked once you check it the first time.