In the current setup I'm working on I have a quite big challenge.

I have a document set with some pdf documents inside. Each pdf document has a kind of identifier (problemID metadata field for example). Now I want a way to attach images to this PDF file in a kind of way. I know when you're using a list, you can add the 'attachments' column, but it isn't possible on documents in a document library. Is there any workaround or maybe other solution for this?

Thanks in advance!

  • why don't you have a new column of type link in the library? Aug 8, 2014 at 6:49
  • thanks for the suggestion. The problem is 1 document should contain multiple images/links. So I have 1 problem document (the pdf) and multiple images attached to it.
    – deefken
    Aug 8, 2014 at 6:53
  • check my answer below Aug 8, 2014 at 7:02

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Create a New List with a LookUp Column ParentID linked to Document Library's ID column and another column Image/HyperLink Column.

In this Way you can have multiple imaged attached to a single document.

Another way is to create a custom field type which could hold different images. For details on how to create custom field check this link.

  • Please mark it as answer if it solves your query Aug 8, 2014 at 7:07
  • Thanks for this answer! I will try it out as soon as possible. For usablity I think I'll follow the second solution by creating a custom field type. Do you have any experience with this and/or is it reliable?
    – deefken
    Aug 8, 2014 at 7:13
  • Thanks is nothing without an UpVote :) .It's reliable.A good knowledge is required. No i have not created a similar kind of solution. You can google for same and will get numerous examples to create such a field. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:17

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