You should create a folder for all the word documents to be opened by
the database. Then you store the path of this folder in a script or
calculated field. Then the user only needs to specify the filename.
Alternatively, you could come up with a naming convention for the
files so that you know what the names will be before the files are
The Open URL script can append the base path to the filename (ie by
setting a global text field) to dynamically construct the path. Since
your network has both Mac's and PC's, a status(currentplatform)
conditional can trigger the appropriate formatting of the path.
> I use Filemaker 6 in a simple Network to store customer data. Now my
> users want to store there word documents within the database so the
> find them easily. Is there any way to store the Word documents in the
> database like images?
> I know that I can store the path in a text field and use openUrl but
> in a Windows or Mac environment there isnt any good place to copy and
> paste the path so my users must type the hole path.
> What would be the best solution?
> Many thanks