FileMaker Pro 5 Companion

FileMaker Pro 5 Companion

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FileMaker Pro 5 Companion is a complete guide to the latest version of FileMaker Pro, the popular cross-platform database application. Written for users at all levels, this book begins with the basics of database design and creation, then moves on to teach the finer points of layout techniques, field entry options, calculations, scripting, networking, publishing data to the Web, and much more. Each chapter is geared towards helping readers accomplish practical tasks and solve common problems, and all conclude with exercises designed to reinforce the techniques learned. This is the only book covering the latest release that meets the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced users.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 747 pages
  • 186.7 x 233.9 x 41.7mm | 1,458.1g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 012436151X
  • 9780124361515

Table of contents

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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About Maria L. Langer

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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