Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro allows you to attach a file to a record. When you double-click the file, the file opens in its native format so you can view the information. FileMaker Pro will NOT display the information. Printing the information would then need to be handled from the native application.
One exception is on a Mac where you can attach a PDF document as a Picture field, it will display as a picture on Windows. You can then size the Container field to be one page in size so you can view the PDF document and print it. This will not work for Microsoft Word documents.
Thanks for the reply, TSGal. That's what I thought. Have you heard of a pluggin that would allow a button, etc., to send the document directly to the printer? I'll search around.