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Adding pictures to Database and Emailing PDFs

Question asked by AAgraphics on Oct 8, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2009 by casey777


Adding pictures to Database and Emailing PDFs


First, we have a Filemaker Database that is hosted on an external server.  We use the internet to access the FileMaker database.  Currently there are no pictures or images in the database.  We are thinking about adding images to the database, but we are worried that it may make the database too large.  Is this a valid concern?  If the database grows in size will it take a long time to open and / or use?  What size is too big?  What would be the preferred image format to use?

Also, would it be okay to add PDFs to the FileMaker database or would that be a no no? 



Second, I have another question:


1) Using FileMaker 10

2) Mac OS 10.6 and Windows

3) The database is used by multiple people in FileMaker over the internet on both PCs and Macs.


4) Here's is what I am trying to do:


We have a page on the database where multiple email addresses are entered.  After the email addresses are entered, we are trying to make it so you can click on a button and FileMaker will automatically create a PDF of that page (the current record that is being browsed in a specific layout) and email the PDF as an attachment through FileMaker to all of the recipients listed in the first sentence of this paragraph.  People using Macs and PCs will be using this feature.  In addition, they are accessing the FileMaker database over the internet and they are using FileMaker.