Standard Containers: no. That would make the file too unwieldy
References: no; the referenced path will not be the same for internal and external users
Remote containers: has to be on the same volume as the FMS itself so you can not use NAS storage
You want to look into something like SuperContainer...
Um, ok, I will have to have a look at that.
Once 360Works sort out their website tis down
Thank you for the reply
Actually, you might also look at 360 Works already available document storage system that relies on SuperContainer called DocuBin http://www.360works.com/filemaker-document-management/. It covers a lot of what you described, and may have 90% of the documents storage solution done for you. That would leave you to focus on the CRM parts.
And their website is working just fine for me right now....
-- Drew Tenenholz