What method did you select from the insert menu to insert the file? Did you use Insert File?
Did you choose "store a refrence" (check box in the open file dialog box) when you inserted it?
If you inserted the file by reference, you can double click the container field to open it.
If you did not, you can click the field and use export field contents to export the file and specify that the file automatically open when you do so.
Wow, you're a prince. Thanks for the quick response. I had not checked the 'store a reference'box. I did. And it opened beautifully when I double clicked the container box. Now, another question. Is there any way I can get more than one document into a container field? For instance, I have a container field labeled 'references', but this person has more than two documents with references. How would I do that? Also, how would I email someone one of the container field documents? Thanks, Susie
You can only put one document (or reference to it) in a given container field, but you can set up a related table for your documents with one container field in each record. Then you can place a portal to this related table on your layout and insert as many documents as you need simply by adding new records in the portal.
Also, if you haven't done so, look up container fields in FileMaker help. Store by reference is great, but you need to understand its strengths and weaknesses so that you don't develop something that works great on your personal machine and then fails miserably when you try to host it over a network or publish it to the web.