The important stuff you need to know:Dive into relational data. Solve problems quickly by connecting and combining data from different tables.Create professional documents. Publish reports, charts, invoices, catalogs, and other documents with ease.Access data anywhere. Use FileMaker Go on your iPad or iPhone—or share data on the Web.Harness processing power. Use new calculation and scripting tools to crunch numbers, search text, and automate tasks.Run your database on a secure server. Learn the high-level features of FileMaker Pro Advanced.Keep your data safe. Set privileges and allow data sharing with FileMaker’s streamlined security features.
FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual approaches FileMaker the way FileMaker approaches you: it's user-friendly and seemingly straightforward enough, but it offers plenty of substance worthy of deeper exploration. Packed with practical information as well as countless expert tips and invaluable guidance, it's an in-depth guide to designing and building useful databases with the powerful and pliable FileMaker Pro.
Covering FileMaker for both Windows and Macintosh, FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual is ideal for small business users, home users, school teachers, developers--anyone who wants to organize information efficiently and effectively. Whether you want to run a business, publish a shopping cart on the Web, plan a wedding, manage a student information system at your school, or program databases for clients, this book delivers.
Author Geoff Coffey has many years of experience using FileMaker Pro (he was, in fact, an early beta tester for the product). Author Susan Prosser is a FileMaker Certified Developer who trains other developers. Together, Coffey and Prosser show you how to:Get FileMaker up and running quickly and smoothlyImport and organize information with easeDesign relational databases that are simple to use, yet powerfulTake advantage of FileMaker Pro calculation capabilitiesAutomate processes with scriptingCustomize FileMaker Pro to your needs and preferencesShare information with other people (coworkers, clients, and customers) and other programsUnderstand and select the best security options
What could easily come across as dry and intimidating--things like relational theory, calculations, and scripting--are presented in a way that is interesting and intuitive to mainstream users. In no time, you'll be working more productively and efficiently using FileMaker Pro.
The new edition gives novices and experienced users the scoop on versions 8.5 and 9. It offers complete coverage of timesaving new features such as the Quick Start screen that lets you open or a create a database in a snap, the handy "save to" buttons for making Excel documents or PDFs, the multiple level Undo and Redo commands let you step backwards through your typing tasks, and much more. With FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual, you can:Get your first database running in minutes and perform basic tasks right away.Catalog people, processes and things with streamlined data entry and sorting tools.Learn to use layout tools to organize the appearance of your database.Use your data to generate reports, correspondence and other documents with ease.Create, connect, and manage multiple tables and set up complex relationships that show you just the data you need.Crunch numbers, search text, or pin down dates and times with dozens of built-in formulas.Automate repetitive tasks with FileMaker Pro 9's easy-to-learn scripting language.Protect your database with passwords and set up privileges to determine what others can do once they gain entry.Outfit your database for the Web and import and export data to other formats.Each chapter in the book contains "living examples" -- downloadable tutorials that help you learn how to build a database by actually doing it. You also get plenty of sound, objective advice that lets you know which features are really useful, and which ones you'll barely touch. To make the most of FileMaker Pro 9, you need the book that should have been in the box.
The important stuff you need to know:Get started. Tour FileMaker Pro’s features and create your first database in minutes.Access data anywhere. Use FileMaker Go on your iPad or iPhone—or share data on the Web.Dive into relational data. Solve problems quickly by connecting and combining data tables.Create professional documents. Publish reports, invoices, catalogs, and other documents with ease.Harness processing power. Use calculations and scripts to crunch numbers, search text, and automate tasks.Add visual power and clarity. Create colorful charts to illustrate and summarize your data.Share your database on a secure server. Add the high-level features of FileMaker Pro Advanced and FileMaker Pro Server.
Each chapter in this fully updated edition covers the latest timesaving features of FileMaker Pro 10, including saved finds and a redesigned toolbar that reveals information and features more clearly than ever. You'll learn how to import information from the new Bento consumer database (Mac only), write scripts to make your database even easier to use, and send email without leaving FileMaker.
With this book, you will:
Get your first database running in minutes and perform basic tasks right awayCatalog people, processes, and things with streamlined data entry and sorting toolsUse your data to generate reports, correspondence, and other documents with easeCreate, connect, and manage multiple tables and set up complex relationships that display just the data you needCrunch numbers, search text, or pin down dates and times with dozens of built-in formulasOutfit your database for the Web, and import and export data to other formats
You'll also get objective advice on which features are really useful, and which aren't. To make the most of this database, you need FileMaker Pro 10: The Missing Manual -- the book that should have been in the box.
If you want to jump on board and add to the content, Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is your first-class ticket. Wikipedia has more than 9 million entries in 250 languages, over 2 million articles in the English language alone. Each one is written and edited by an ever-changing cast of volunteer editors. You can be one of them. With the tips in this book, you'll quickly learn how to get more out of -- and put more into -- this valuable online resource.
Wikipedia: The Missing Manual gives you practical advice on creating articles and collaborating with fellow editors, improving existing articles, and working with the Wikipedia community to review new articles, mediate disputes, and maintain the site. Up to the challenge? This one-of-a-kind book includes:Basic editing techniques, including the right and wrong ways to editPinpoint advice about which types of articles do and do not belong on WikipediaWays to learn from other editors and communicate with them via the site's talk pagesTricks for using templates and timesaving automated editing toolsRecommended procedures for fighting spam and vandalismGuidance on adding citations, links, and images to your articlesWikipedia depends on people just like you to help the site grow and maintain the highest quality. With Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, you get all the tools you need to be part of the crew.