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Word documents (*.doc) are not opened as before when stored as reference in a media field

Question asked by ThomasBauer on Sep 5, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2010 by philmodjunk

Summary

Word documents (*.doc) are not opened as before when stored as reference in a media field

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11.0v2

Operating system version

Windows 7

Description of the issue

Contrary to Win XP & FM 10 in FM 11 a saved reference/link in a media field in FileMaker only opens when it is a jpg or a pdf document. When I refer to a Word document it has to be a *.docx.

The still widely spread *.doc format results in a "nothing is happening"

Steps to reproduce the problem

Download the following file
http://www.contoba.de/Projekte.fp7

insert with the green cross several files existing on your computer including a *.doc file.

Any files can be adressed/opened from Filemaker exept the *.doc files

Expected result

That *.doc files are opened as with other operating systems ( Win XP or on a Mac)

Actual result

Any files can be adressed/opened from Filemaker exept the *.doc files

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

n.a.

Workaround

Using a dirfferent approach:
$event = "explorer.exe " & $file
send event ["aevt";"odoc";$event]

opens *.doc files as well

Outcomes