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Menu Reference

The following table presents a list of all of the menu items in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced. We list the Mac and Windows keyboard shortcuts, as well as the Windows Alt-key equivalents.

There are certain commands we consider essential knowledge for FileMaker developers. Weve marked these with an asterisk (*).

File Menu

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

 

New Database

  

Alt+F+N

*

Open

-O

Ctrl+O

Alt+F+O

*

Open Remote

Shift--O

Ctrl+Shift+O

Alt+F+M

 

Open Recent

  

Alt+F+T + item number

*

Close

-W

Ctrl+W

Alt+F+C

 

Define

   

*

Database

Shift--D

Ctrl+Shift+D

Alt+F+D+D

 

Value Lists

  

Alt+F+D+V

 

File References

  

Alt+F+D+F

 

Accounts and Privileges

  

Alt+F+D+A

*

Custom Functions

  

Alt+F+D+C

 

Custom Menus

  

Alt+F+D+M

 

File Options

  

Alt+F+F

 

Change Password

  

Alt+F+W

 

Print Setup

  

Alt+F+S

 

Print

-P

Ctrl+P

Alt+F+P

 

Import Records

   
 

File

  

Alt+F+I+F

 

Folder

  

Alt+F+I+D

 

XML Data Source

  

Alt+F+I+X

 

ODBC Data Source

  

Alt+F+I+O

 

Export Records

  

Alt+F+E

 

Save/Send Records As

   
 

Excel

  

Alt+F+R+E

 

PDF

  

Alt+F+R+P

 

Send Mail

  

Alt+F+I

 

Save a Copy As

  

Alt+F+Y

 

Recover

  

Alt+F+V

*

Exit (Windows only)

 

Ctrl+Q

Alt+F+X


FileMaker Pro/Advanced Menu (Mac OS Only)

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

 

Preferences

-,

  

*

Quit

-Q

  
 

Sharing

   
 

FileMaker Network

   
 

Instant Web Publishing

   
 

ODBC/JDBC

   


Edit Menu

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

Undo

-Z

Ctrl+Z

Alt+E+U

*

Cut

-X

Ctrl+X

Alt+E+T

*

Copy

-C

Ctrl+C

Alt+E+C

*

Paste

-V

Ctrl+V

Alt+E+P

 

Paste Special

  

Alt+E+S

*

Clear

Del

 

Alt+E+E

*

Select All

-A

Ctrl+A

Alt+E+A

 

Find/Replace

   
 

Find/Replace

Shift--F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Alt+E+L+F

 

Find Again

-G

Ctrl+G

Alt+E+L+A

 

Replace and Find Again

Shift--G

Ctrl+Alt+G

Alt+E+L+R

 

Find Selected

Shift--H

Ctrl+Alt+H

Alt+E+L+S

 

Spelling

   
 

Check Selection

  

Alt+E+N+S

 

Check Record

  

Alt+E+N+R

 

Check All

  

Alt+E+N+A

 

Correct Word

Shift--Y

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Alt+E+N+W

 

Select Dictionaries

  

Alt+E+N+D

 

Edit User Dictionary

  

Alt+E+N+U

 

Object (Windows Only)

   
 

Links

  

Alt+E+O+L

 

Show Object

  

Alt+E+O+S

 

Convert

  

Alt+E+O+C

 

Export Field Contents

  

Alt+E+X

 

Sharing (Windows Only; Located in the FileMaker Pro/Advanced Menu on the Mac OS)

 

FileMaker Network

  

Alt+E+H+N

 

ODBC/JDBC

  

Alt+E+H+O

 

Instant Web Publishing

  

Alt+E+H+W

 

Preferences (Windows Only)

  

Alt+E+F


View Menu

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

Browse Mode

-B

Ctrl+B

Alt+V+N

*

Find Mode

-F

Ctrl+F

Alt+V+F

*

Layout Mode

-L

Ctrl+L

Alt+V+L

*

Preview Mode

-U

Ctrl+U

Alt+V+P

 

Go to Layout

  

Alt+V+Y

 

View As Form

  

Alt+V+M

 

View As List

  

Alt+V+S

 

View As Table

  

Alt+V+E

 

Toolbars

   
 

Standard

  

Alt+V+T+S

 

Text Formatting

  

Alt+V+T+F

 

Arrange

  

Alt+V+T+A

 

Tools

  

Alt+V+T+T

 

Status Bar

  

Alt+V+U

 

Status Area

Opt--S

Ctrl+Alt+S

Alt+V+A

 

Text Ruler

  

Alt+V+X

 

Zoom In

  

Alt+V+I

 

Zoom Out

  

Alt+V+O

 

Page Margins

  

Alt+V+M

 

Graphic Rulers

  

Alt+V+G

 

Text Ruler

  

Alt+V+X

 

Ruler Lines

  

Alt+V+R

 

TSquares

-T

Ctrl+T

Alt+V+Q

 

Object Size

  

Alt+V+Z

 

Show

   
 

Buttons

  

Alt+V+S+B

 

Sample Data

  

Alt+V+S+S

 

Text Boundaries

  

Alt+V+S+T

 

Field Boundaries

  

Alt+V+S+F

 

Sliding Objects

  

Alt+V+S+O

 

Nonprinting Objects

  

Alt+V+S+N

 

Tooltips

  

Alt+V+S+P


Insert Menu

Note that items marked with (L) are only available in Layout mode.

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

 

Picture

  

Alt+I+P

 

QuickTime

  

Alt+I+Q

 

Sound

  

Alt+I+S

 

File

  

Alt+I+F

 

Object (Windows Only)

  

Alt+I+O

*

Current Date

-

Ctrl+

Alt+I+D

*

Current Time

-;

Ctrl+;

Alt+I+T

 

Current User Name

Shift--N

Ctrl+Shift+N

Alt+I+U

 

(Insert) from Index

-I

Ctrl+I

Alt+I+I

 

(Insert) from Last Visited Record

-

Ctrl+

Alt+I+L

 

Field (L)

  

Alt+I+F

 

Part (L)

  

Alt+I+A

 

Graphic Object (L)

   
 

Text (L)

  

Alt+I+G+T

 

Line (L)

  

Alt+I+G+L

 

Rectangle (L)

  

Alt+I+G+R

 

Rounded Rectangle (L)

  

Alt+I+G+U

 

Oval (L)

  

Alt+I+G+O

 

Button (L)

  

Alt+I+N

 

Field/Control (L)

  

Alt+I+O

 

Tab Control (L)

  

Alt+I+B

 

Portal (L)

  

Alt+I+P

 

Object (L, Windows Only)

  

Alt+I+J

 

Picture (L)

  

Alt+I+C

 

Date Symbol (L)

  

Alt+I+E

 

Time Symbol (L)

  

Alt+I+I

 

User Name Symbol (L)

  

Alt+I+S

 

Page Number Symbol (L)

  

Alt+I+Y

 

Record Number Symbol (L)

  

Alt+I+R

*

(Insert) Merge Field (L)

Shift--M

Ctrl+Shift+M

Alt+I+M


Format Menu

Note that items marked with (L) are only available in Layout mode.

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

 

Font

   
 

Configure/More Fonts (Windows Only)

 

Alt+M+F+F

 

Size

   
 

Custom

  

Alt+M+Z+C

 

Style

   

*

Plain Text

Shift--P

Ctrl+Shift+P

Alt+M+S+P

*

Bold

Shift--B

Ctrl+Shift+B

Alt+M+S+B

*

Italic

Shift--I

Ctrl+Shift+I

Alt+M+S+I

*

Underline

Shift--U

Ctrl+Shift+U

Alt+M+S+U

 

Word Underline

  

Alt+M+S+W

 

Double Underline

  

Alt+M+S+D

 

Condense

  

Alt+M+S+C

 

Extend

  

Alt+M+S+E

 

Strikeout

  

Alt+M+S+K

 

Small Caps

  

Alt+M+S+M

 

Uppercase

  

Alt+M+S+A

 

Lowercase

  

Alt+M+S+L

 

Title Case

  

Alt+M+S+T

 

Superscript

Shift--

 

Alt+M+S+S

 

Subscript

Shift--

 

Alt+M+S+R

 

Align Text

   

*

Left

-[

Ctrl+[

Alt+M+A+L

*

Center

-

Ctrl+

Alt+M+A+C

*

Right

-]

Ctrl+]

Alt+M+A+R

 

Full

Shift--

Ctrl+Shift+

Alt+M+A+F

 

Top

  

Alt+M+A+T

 

Center

  

Alt+M+A+E

 

Bottom

  

Alt+M+A+B

 

Line Spacing

   
 

Single

  

Alt+M+L+S

 

Double

  

Alt+M+L+D

 

Custom

  

Alt+M+L+C

 

Orientation

   
 

Horizontal

  

Alt+M+E+H

 

Sideways (Asian Only)

  

Alt+M+E+S

 

Text Color

  

Alt+M+R

 

Text (L)

  

Alt+M+X

 

Number (L)

  

Alt+M+N

 

Date (L)

  

Alt+M+D

 

Time (L)

  

Alt+M+M

 

Graphic (L)

  

Alt+M+G

 

Field/Control (L)

   

*

Setup (L)

Shift--F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Alt+M+C+S

*

Behavior (L)

Shift--K

Ctrl+Shift+K

Alt+M+C+H

*

Borders (L)

Shift--B

Ctrl+Shift+B

Alt+M+C+B

 

Portal Setup (L)

  

Alt+M+P

 

Tab Control Setup (L)

  

Alt+M+B

 

Button Setup (L)

  

Alt+M+U

 

Format Painter (L)

  

Alt+M+O

 

Set Sliding/Printing (L)

  

Alt+M+I

 

Set Tooltip (L)

  

Alt+M+T


Layouts Menu (Layout Mode Only)

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

New Layout/Report

-N

Ctrl+N

Alt+L+N

 

Duplicate Layout

  

Alt+L+U

*

Delete Layout

-E

Ctrl+E

Alt+L+D

 

Go to Layout

   
 

Next (Layout)

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+L+G+N

 

Previous (Layout)

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+L+G+P

 

Specify

  

Alt+L+G+S

 

Layout Setup

  

Alt+L+Y

 

Part Setup

  

Alt+L+A

 

Set Layout Order

  

Alt+L+O

 

Set Tab Order

  

Alt+L+T

 

Set Rulers

  

Alt+L+R

 

Save Layout

-S

Ctrl+S

Alt+L+S

 

Revert Layout

  

Alt+L+E


Arrange Menu (Layout Mode Only)

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

Group

-R

Ctrl+R

Alt+A+G

*

Ungroup

Shift--R

Ctrl+Shift+R

Alt+A+U

*

Lock

Opt--L

Ctrl+Alt+L

Alt+A+L

*

Unlock

Shift-Opt--L

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L

Alt+A+K

 

Bring to Front

Opt--[

Ctrl+Alt+[

Alt+A+F

 

Bring Forward

Shift--[

Ctrl+Shift+[

Alt+A+W

 

Send to Back

Opt--]

Ctrl+Alt+]

Alt+A+B

 

Send Backward

Shift--]

Ctrl+Shift+]

Alt+A+C

 

Rotate

Opt--R

Ctrl+Alt+R

Alt+A+R

 

Align

   

*

Left Edges

Opt--

Ctrl+Alt+

Alt+A+N+L

 

Centers

  

Alt+A+N+C

*

Right Edges

Opt--

Ctrl+Alt+

Alt+A+N+R

*

Top Edges

Opt--

Ctrl+Alt+

Alt+A+N+T

 

Middles

  

Alt+A+N+M

*

Bottom Edges

Opt--

Ctrl+Alt+

Alt+A+N+B

 

Distribute

   
 

Horizontally

  

Alt+A+D+H

 

Vertically

  

Alt+A+D+V

 

Resize To

   
 

Smallest Width

  

Alt+A+S+S

 

Smallest Height

  

Alt+A+S+M

 

Smallest Width and Height

  

Alt+A+S+A

 

Largest Width

  

Alt+A+S+L

 

Largest Height

  

Alt+A+S+H

 

Largest Width and Height

  

Alt+A+S+W

 

Object Grids

-Y

Ctrl+Y

Alt+A+O


Records Menu

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

New Record

-N

Ctrl+N

Alt+R+N

*

Duplicate Record

-D

Ctrl+D

Alt+R+A

*

Delete Record

-E

Ctrl+E

Alt+R+D

 

Delete Found/All Records

  

Alt+R+T

 

Go to Record

   
 

Next (Record)

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+R+G+N

 

Previous (Record)

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+R+G+P

 

Specify

  

Alt+R+G+S

*

Show All Records

-J

Ctrl+J

Alt+R+W

 

Show Omitted Only

  

Alt+R+I

*

Omit Record

-T

Ctrl+T

Alt+R+O

 

Omit Multiple

Shift--T

Ctrl+Shift+T

Alt+R+M

*

Modify Last Find

-R

Ctrl+R

Alt+R+F

*

Sort Records

-S

Ctrl+S

Alt+R+S

 

Unsort

  

Alt+R+U

*

Replace Field Contents

-=

Ctrl+=

Alt+R+E

 

Relookup Field Contents

  

Alt+R+K

 

Revert Record

  

Alt+R+R


Requests Menu (Find Mode Only)

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

Add New Request

-N

Ctrl+N

Alt+R+N

*

Duplicate Request

-D

Ctrl+D

Alt+R+U

*

Delete Request

-E

Ctrl+E

Alt+R+D

 

Go to Request

   
 

Next Request

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+R+G+N

 

Previous Request

Ctrl-

Ctrl+

Alt+R+G+P

 

Specify

  

Alt+R+G+S

 

Show All Records

-J

Ctrl+J

Alt+R+W

 

Perform Find

Enter

Enter

Alt+R+P

 

Constrain Found Set

  

Alt+R+C

 

Extend Found Set

  

Alt+R+E

 

Revert Request

  

Alt+R+R


Scripts Menu

 

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

*

ScriptMaker

Shift--S

Ctrl+Shift+S

Alt+S+S


Tools (FileMaker Pro Advanced Only)

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

Debug Scripts

  

Alt+T+D

Debugging Controls

   

Step

F5

F5

Alt+T+E+S

Step Into

F6

F6

Alt+T+E+T

Step Out

F7

F7

Alt+T+E+O

Run

F8

F8

Alt+T+E+R

Halt Script

-F8

Ctrl+F8

Alt+T+E+H

Set Next Step

-Shift-F5

Ctrl+Shift+F5

Alt+T+E+N

Set Breakpoint

-F9

Ctrl+F9

Alt+T+E+B

Remove Breakpoints

-Shift-F9

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Alt+T+E+M

(Enter) ScriptMaker

-F10

Ctrl+F10

Alt+T+E+P

Data Viewer

  

Alt+T+V

Custom Menus

   

Define Custom Menus

  

Alt+T+C+M

Database Design Report

  

Alt+F+G

Developer Utilities

  

Alt+T+U

File Maintenance

  

Alt+T+A


Window Menu

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

New Window

  

Alt+W+N

Show Window

  

Alt+W+S

Hide Window

  

Alt+W+H

Minimize Window

-H

Ctrl+H

Alt+W+M

Tile Horizontally

 

Shift+F4

Alt+W+T

Tile Vertically

  

Alt+W+V

Cascade Windows

 

Shift+F5

Alt+W+C

Arrange Icons

  

Alt+W+I


Help Menu

Menu Item or Submenu

Mac OS Key

Windows Key

Windows Alt

FileMaker Help

-?

Ctrl+?

Alt+H+H




: FileMaker Specifications

FileMaker 8 Product Line

Specifications and Storage Limits

Field Types and Import/Export Formats

: Calculation Functions

Working with Calculations Primer

Calculation Signatures

Calculation Functions

: Custom Functions

Custom Functions Primer

Useful Custom Functions

: Script Steps

Scripting Primer

Script Step Reference

: Quick Reference

FileMaker Error Codes

FileMaker Keyboard Shortcuts

FileMaker Network Ports

FileMaker Server Command Line Reference

FileMaker XML Reference

: Other Resources

Where to Go for More Information

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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 352
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