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How to view the contents of Microsoft Office files in a container field

Question asked by jmci on Feb 15, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2015 by wimdecorte

I have a FileMaker 12 file with a table that has a container field. The data is embedded in the container field. The field is likely to contain document files such as Microsoft Word DOCX files Microsoft Excel XLSX files and Adobe Reader PDF files. The pdf files appear open in the container field and the user can navigate from page to page. The Word and Excel files just appear as icons with the file name below. Is there a way in FileMaker 12 for the user to view the contents of the file in the container field on the layout or, alternatively, to double-click on the icon in the container field to open the file in the related application?


James McIlwrath