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Can't fire up .docx or .pdf viewers in Container

Question asked by DonaldMacfarlane on Apr 12, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2012 by philmodjunk


Can't fire up .docx or .pdf viewers in Container


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows 7 Enterprise

Description of the issue

I need to store word processing documents in container field. In FM11, clicking on the thumbnail icon in a container would put up a scrollable window showing complete Word documents.

In FM12, clicking on the thumbnail view sometimes opens a MS Word window with a navigator side bar, but no window showing the text. Othertimes, nothing happens on clicking.

Question -- how best to store and display word processor output?

Steps to reproduce the problem

Drag a MS Word of PDF document into a  container window. Click on the resulting icon or thumbnail

Expected result

Document should open in a readable form in relevant viewer

Actual result

Clicking PDF does nothing. Clicking MS Word docx or doc icon does nothing. Clicking on thumbnail of a Word document either initiates a Word window without the text box, or does nothing

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

I am using Word 2010,Windows 7 Enterprise with Google cloud connect. Adobe 9 installed


Go back to FM11?