New databases are created in the New Database dialog box. If you've just launched FileMaker Pro, the dialog box will appear automatically. If FileMaker is already running, choose File > New Database to open the dialog box.
A file dialog box appears. Name the database Investment Minder.fp7, specify where on disk to store the file, and click the Save button.
Mac OS X (Tiger) file dialog box
The Define Database dialog box appears, open to the Fields tab. To create each new field, enter its name, choose a field type, and click Create.
The specific fields you'll create, as well as their field types and options, will be explained in the pages that follow.