3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2010 2:45 PM by philmodjunk

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

    ThomasBauer

      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