Inserting files as objects is a Windows only feature that implements Window's OLE (Object linking and embedding) and is on FileMaker Inc's "to be deprecated" list so it's not a good feature to rely on as future releases may not support this feature.
You'd be better off either inserting the PDF's as files or using a web viewer to open and view the files.
(A web viewer with the correct URL, can display the first page of the PDF and this can be set up to work cross platform.)
I tried adding the PDF document as a file, but when I click on it, it does not open. The whole purpose is to have the document readily avaialable to review. I am missing a step?
When you insert a PDF, you have two options. If you use the Store By Reference option, double clicking the file opens it. If you do not use store by reference, export field contents from the edit menu can be used to open the file. One way to automate that method is to set up the container field as a button that performs a script using export field contents to export the field to the user's temporary items folder and then opens it.
Note: if you use store by reference, you'll need to store the PDF's in a shared directory that is accessible to all users with exactly the same file path and all users will need to map/mount this folder before they can access the PDF's.
Great. Thanks. It is working on the PC side. Now we will try on the Mac laptops.