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Completely revised for the latest FileMaker version, FileMaker Pro 5 Bible keeps you up to speed with this sophisticated database program.

Whether you're a database newbie looking for step-by-step instructions or a FileMaker veteran searching for inside tips and shortcuts, this comprehensive cross-platform guide is the only one you need. Explore everything from fundamental database concepts and procedures to the latest tools added for Version 5...

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Overview

Completely revised for the latest FileMaker version, FileMaker Pro 5 Bible keeps you up to speed with this sophisticated database program.

Whether you're a database newbie looking for step-by-step instructions or a FileMaker veteran searching for inside tips and shortcuts, this comprehensive cross-platform guide is the only one you need. Explore everything from fundamental database concepts and procedures to the latest tools added for Version 5 in this guide; individual sections address:

  • Database design basics, including tools and layout possibilities
  • Data entry and edit features
  • Search and sort options
  • Advanced database functions like calculations, computations, automation, data exchange, and template construction
  • Web publishing, creating workgroups, and linking to other databases
  • Developing databases for clients
The enclosed CD-ROM holds a massive collection of ready-to-run FileMaker Pro templates, example databases, demos, and utilities. Refer to it as you get up and running or later on if you need help with the more advanced topics covered in the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764534065
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/1999
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author In 1978, Dr. Steven Schwartz bought his first microcomputer, a new Apple II+. Determined to find a way to make money with it, he began writing software reviews, BASIC programs, and user tips for Nibble magazine. Shortly thereafter, he was made a contributing editor. During the past 20 years, Steven has written hundreds of articles for more than a dozen computer magazines. He currently writes for Macworld magazine. He was also a founding editor of Software Digest, as well as business editor for MACazine. From 1985 to 1990, he was the director of technical services for Funk Software. Steven is the author of nearly 40 books, including Macworld Guide to Claris Works 2, Macworld Claris Works 2.0/2.1 Companion, Macworld Claris Works 3.0 Bible, Macworld Claris Works 4.0 Bible, Macworld Claris Works Office Bible, Macworld FileMaker Pro 2.0/2.1 Bible, Macworld FileMaker Pro 3.0 Bible, FileMaker Pro 4 Bible, and dozens of popular game strategy guides. Steven has a Ph.D. in psychology and presently lives in the fictional town of Lizard Spit, Arizona, where he writes books and reviews, consults on game development issues, and complains about the heat. He can be contacted via e-mail at fmprobible@hotmail.com.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: The Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: What is a Database?

Chapter 2: FileMaker Pro Basic Operations.

Chapter 3: What's New in FileMaker Pro 5?

PART II: Database Design Basics.

Chapter 4: Creating Your First Database.

Chapter 5: Defining Fields.

Chapter 6: Layouts.

Chapter 7: Setting Preferences.

PART III: Working With Databases.

Chapter 8: Working with Records.

Chapter 9: Searching for and Selecting Records.

Chapter 10: Sorting Records.

Chapter 11: Using the Spelling Checker.

Chapter 12: Reports.

Chapter 13: Printing.

PART IV: Putting FileMaker Pro to Work.

Chapter 14: Calculations and Computations.

Chapter 15: Automating FileMaker Pro.

Chapter 16: Exchanging Data Between Applications.

Chapter 17: Creating and Using FileMaker Pro Templates.

PART V: Mastering FileMaker Pro.

Chapter 18: Linking Databases: Relationships and Lookups.

Chapter 19: Using FileMaker Pro in Workgroups.

Chapter 20: Web Publishing with FileMaker Pro.

Chapter 21: Developing Databases for Others.

Appendix A: About the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts.

Appendix C: Windows Keyboard Shortcuts.

Appendix D: Resources.

Appendix E: FileMaker Pro Function Reference.

Glossary.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

CD-ROM Installation Instructions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    Best File Maker Pro Book

    I found with this book is that it contained a wealth of information and hints and tricks that novices right through to experts will find helpful.

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