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Is there a way to view Word/Excel files in a container field?

Question asked by MT_1 on Dec 11, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2014 by Sorbsbuster

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Is there a way to view Word/Excel files in a container field?

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Hi. I am using FileMaker Pro Advanced 13 on Windows and would like to know if it is possible to view a Word/Excel file in FileMaker through the use of container fields. At the moment the container field will only display a Word or Excel icon and the name of the file in the field. I know you are able to open and view these files in their respective programs (Microsoft Office Word/Excel) by storing the file as a reference. I was even able to write a script to open them up in those programs without the need to store the files as a reference. What I want however is to be able to view these files right inside FileMaker and not in an external program similar to how you can view PDF files within the container fields of FileMaker. Is it possible to achieve the same results with a Word or Excel file? If it can't be done with container fields, is there another alternative?

Thanks in advance to those who reply.

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