PDF Files greatly increasing the size of my database
I need to add PDF documents of 1 page each to my database. Each document is around 40 KB, but when I insert the document (object) in a container field on a layout, the size of the database increases by thousands of KB per document. I have tried "create new", "create from file" and checking the link box. Is this normal or is there another way I can do it? The documents are on a network server in a folder that each user has access to.
Insert them as files "by reference" instead of having filemaker physically copy the file into yoru container. All clients will need to be able to map to the shared folder on the server identically so that the stored reference path will work for them.