1 Reply Latest reply on May 2, 2011 12:08 PM by philmodjunk

    Container field difficulty

    Tbear

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      Container field difficulty

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      I'm a rookie going through hands-on exercises from 'The Missing Manual' (Pro 11) and I have a Container field into which I am putting document files (PDF, Word, TIF) but the only ones that actually can be seen are the picture files. I can't double click on the file path shown and it won't open any other way. What am I doing wrong?

        • 1. Re: Container field difficulty
          philmodjunk

          What "filepath shown"?

          How are you inserting the fields? Insert File? Are you using "store by reference"? (a check box in the insert dialogs.)

          Normally, if you insert a file into a container field and use the Store By Reference option, you can double click the container field and the file will open. If you do not use store by reference, you must use "Export field contents" to export and then open the file.