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FileMaker Pro 14: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser, Stuart Gripman

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Appendix C. Using the Insert Commands with Container Fields

With FileMaker Pro 14’s enhanced container fields, figuring out which of the many Insert commands to use is a little more confusing than it used to be—and a lot more important. This table will help you figure out which command works best for the situation at hand. Take into account the type of file you’re inserting and the options you need to set as the file is inserted.

COMMAND

FIELD OPTIMIZATION

FORMATS

OPTIONS

RESULTS

Picture

Images or Interactive content

Encasulated Postscript (.eps), FlashPix (.fpx), GIF (.gif), JPEG/JFIF (.jpg), JPEG 2000 (.jp2), MacPaint (.mac), PDF (.pdf), PhotoShop (.psd), PNG (.png), QuickTime Image File (.qif), SGI (.sgi), Targa (.tga), TIFF (.tif), Windows bitmap (.bmp), Windows Metafile/Enhanced Metafile (.wmf/.emf)

Store only a reference to the file.

The file’s content is displayed.

Audio/Video

Interactive content

AIFF Audio file (.aif, .aiff), AVI movie (.avi), MP3 Audio file (.mp3), MPEG-4 Audio file (.m4a), MPEG-4 movie (.mp4), MPEG movie (.mpg, .mpeg), MPEG-4 video file (.m4v), QuickTime Movie (.mov, .qt) (See notes below), Sun Audio file (.au), WAVE Audio File (.wav), Windows Media Audio (.wma), Windows Media Videos (.wmv) (See notes below)

Video, Audio, Store only a reference to the file.

The file can be streamed with the Autoplay option.

PDF

Interactive content

PDF

Store only a reference to the file.

PDF controls allow scrolling through the document, zooming and copying of text.

File

Images or Interactive ...

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