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When Containers show on the web, does it make sense when a Word Document is in it?


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Container fields are for graphics (and in FMP5.5 pdf files) only. Nothing to do with MS Word.

To display a container field on the web, use the [FMP-Image: fieldname] CDML tag.

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Container fields only show images, and pdf files, if you have a word document, you are using OLE (object linking and embedding), so all FileMaker is really doing is storing a link to the file. On the web it has no functionality to interact with an embedded object. Furthermore, it can only display images in container fields on the web, nothing else.

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Hi, I think it's already often been said in this forum that if you want to make any kind of file available on the web, just create a field with the filename and embed that as part of a URL link to the file.

Use it to display images, get files or make mailto links etc.

Like this to make a download link: (though it can be just a relative url)

<A HREF="www.mydomain.com/downloads[FMP-FIELD: filename]">get file</A>

..or like this to display the image:

<IMG SRC="images/[FMP-FIELD:image_name]">

the general consensus is that delivering on the web from container fields is a bad idea.

regards, Jeff

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  • 2 weeks later...

Following on from Hudson's post: container fields can work with sounds, movies, graphics of all different sorts, plus pdf files, but ONLY through the client (that is, when using the FileMaker Pro program).

Web Companion only supports images.

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