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using a preview picture as the shortcut to the full sized JPEG

Question asked by PaulSlater on Feb 19, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2011 by disabled_JackRodgers


using a preview picture as the shortcut to the full sized JPEG


Hi all,  

I'm running the trial version of filemaker at the moment, so basically I have 28 days to create a working database to persuade the boss to invest in the software...


One of the key functions of the database would be to allow us to shred hundreds of documents once we have them scanned and stored on the database... 


so, here's the question using a CV (saved as a JPEG) as an example...


Can you create a preview of the JPEG?

Once you have the preview of the JPEG, can you double click of the preview and have a full sized version of the file appear? this would allow the user to read it...


I'm keen to use preview pictures as the user base (including me) are pretty new to databases and it'd be easier to work with. Also it'd be easy to see who we don't hold CV's, Certificates etc for etc...


I've tried to look at script functions but I can't get my head around them and time is running out on the trial


Thanks for your time,




PS I managed to get MS access to do this on my machine at home, but getting XP on our new apple machines is proving to be a problem and, frankly I'd rather use Filemaker if I can :-)