Organizing and Editing Records

With all its advanced database optionslike Find mode in this chapter and the relational database features covered in the later parts of this bookFileMaker is a pretty good deal for $279. But you're getting way more for your money than a powerhouse database program. FileMaker has many of the capabilities of a basic word processor built right in, so you can unleash your creative text-formatting urges using tools that look and feel quite familiar. What you can do with FileMaker is limited only by your imagination and willingness to plunge into a few dialog boxes.

Once you have even a few records entered into your database, clicking through them all whenever you want to make changes gets cumbersome. This chapter shows you how to pull up the records you want to work with. Then once you've got 'em, the real fun begins. You'll find out all the ways you can format text in File-Maker to get just the right look for your project, and how to print it out on paper.

Part I: Introduction to FileMaker Pro

Your First Database

Organizing and Editing Records

Building a New Database

Part II: Layout Basics

Layout Basics

Creating Layouts

Advanced Layouts and Reports

Part III: Multiple Tables and Relationships

Multiple Tables and Relationships

Advanced Relationship Techniques

Part IV: Calculations

Introduction to Calculations

Calculations and Data Types

Advanced Calculations

Extending Calculations

Part V: Scripting

Scripting Basics

Script Steps

Advanced Scripting

Part VI: Security and Integration

Security

Exporting and Importing

Sharing Your Database

Developer Utilities

Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A. Getting Help

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FileMaker Pro 8. The Missing Manual
FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 0596005792
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 176
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