FileMaker Pro 5 Companion

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FileMaker Pro is a top-selling database application for both Mac OS and Windows users. With its intuitive interface, flexible layout feature, and ability to create cross-platform, networkable files, it's the obvious choice for meeting data management needs. But FileMaker Pro goes beyond the basic needs of users by providing automation, the ability to create custom applications, and built-in Web publishing capabilities.

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Overview

FileMaker Pro is a top-selling database application for both Mac OS and Windows users. With its intuitive interface, flexible layout feature, and ability to create cross-platform, networkable files, it's the obvious choice for meeting data management needs. But FileMaker Pro goes beyond the basic needs of users by providing automation, the ability to create custom applications, and built-in Web publishing capabilities.

FileMaker Pro 5 Companion covers all aspects of using FileMaker Pro to create and maintain database files. Written for every level of FileMaker Pro user, the book begins with the basics of database design and creation, then moves on to teach the intricacies of layouts, field entry options, calculations, scripting, database Web publishing, and more. Each chapter ends with exercises that reinforce the techniques learned. The book's companion Web site provides additional tips, links, and other information of interest to FileMaker Pro users.

Audience: Beginner to intermediate Filemaker Pro 5 users.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124361515
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/26/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 747
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Langer is the author of over two dozen computer books, most of which are about popular applications by FileMaker, Microsoft, Adobe, and Intuit. She is a Contributing Editor for FileMaker Pro Advisor and Mac Today magazines and has written reviews and articles for MacAddict, Net Professional, Computer User, and others. Maria has created custom FileMaker Pro solutions for a number of Fortune 500 companies and speaks at Macintosh conferences, seminars, and user group meetings, including Macworld Expo.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: FileMaker Pro Basics
Chapter 1: Getting to Know FileMaker Pro
Chapter 2: Creating a Database and Defining Fields
Chapter 3: Entering and Editing Data
Chapter 4: Finding and Sorting Records
Part II: Developing Layouts and Reports
Chapter 5: Understanding Layouts
Chapter 6: Creating New Layouts
Chapter 7: Arranging Layout Objects
Chapter 8: Polishing Layout Appearance and Functionality
Part III: Exploring Advanced Features
Chapter 9: Using Field Entry Options
Chapter 10: Tapping into the Power of Calculations
Chapter 11: Developing Relationships
Chapter 12: Working with Scripts and Buttons
Part IV: Sharing Database Information
Chapter 13: Importing and Exporting Data
Chapter 14: Previewing and Printing Reports
Chapter 15: Sharing Information
Chapter 16: Publishing Data on the Web
Chapter 17: Securing Database Files
Chapter 18: Backing Up and Maintaining
Appendix A: Menu and Keyboard Shortcut
Appendix B: Function Reference
Appendix C: ScriptMaker Reference

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