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If you've recently upgraded to FileMaker Pro 8, teach yourself this powerful database software the quick and easy way! Using pictures rather than lengthy explanations, this Visual QuickStart Guide takes you from working with records and files to creating and designing databases, printing and networking with FileMaker, and Web publishing with FileMaker in no time. Step-by-step tasks show you how to use new features like PDF and Excel makers; fast match, fast send, layout alignment, email merge, and table import tools; and popular features like digital image management to organize digital photos with minimal effort and XML support to easily share and integrate data with other applications--even those not running FileMaker. This affordably priced, reference style book also includes a companion Web site with excerpts, tips, related links, and more. You'll be up and running in no time!
Used by millions worldwide, FileMaker Pro is an award-winning database program for managing people, projects, images, assets, and other information. It's easy to use and totally customizable--so long as you know what you're doing. But FileMaker Pro doesn't come with a printed manual, so FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual is the authoritative, jargon-free book that should have been in the box.
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.
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference is the only book on the market expressly focused on describing each calculation formula and how and when to use each one. With this book's real-world, concrete examples of how to use each function, you will go far beyond FileMaker 8's help system. Just as a dictionary helps supplement one's memory, this book is an invaluable companion to users working to develop solutions to their every day software problems.
If you've never created a database before, the task can be daunting. Recognizing that you don't necessarily want or need to know about every FileMaker Pro 8 feature, this low-priced, compact guide is the quickest route to creating a functional, organized database. Whether you're a small business owner looking for a better way to track inventory and invoices, someone just looking for a streamlined way to keep track of your contacts, or your boss simply needs a a project database, this book covers the FileMaker Pro 8 basics with full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions to help you get your project done quickly. The guide also includes a companion Web site with downloadable graphic buttons, custom forms and templates, and more.
Special Edition Using FileMaker 9
The only FILEMAKER 9 book you need
We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward FileMaker® 9 proficiency and the use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on FileMaker® 9, Special Edition Using FileMaker® 9 is the only book you need.
Make the most of FileMaker 9:
• Integrate the Web with FileMaker using the new Web Viewer
• Use the new external data sources techniques with SQL and ODBC
• Discover how to add supplemental fields in FileMaker to external SQL data sources
• See how the major changes in script editing and debugging can help you
• Learn new layout techniques, including conditional formatting and auto-resizing layout objects
• Find out how to use the new FileMaker Server Admin Console to administer databases
• Publish FileMaker databases on the Web using Instant Web Publishing, and use Custom Web Publishing with PHP or XML/XSLT
“The new FileMaker 9 product line is the most dramatic new offering in years with over 30 ease-of-use breakthroughs; and Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 is an excellent desk reference and companion resource for all FileMaker professionals!”
Senior Product Manager,
Jesse Feiler is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. He regularly consults on FileMaker and develops FileMaker solutions for small businesses, non-profits, art, retail point-of-sale, publishing, marketing, and other markets. He has created a number of video training courses, including one on FileMaker 7 and appears regularly on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Roundtable and Vox Pop shows.
ON THE WEB
Download modified FileMaker Starter solutions with added fields, scripts, and layouts to illustrate techniques in the book, along with other materials, from www.quepublishing.com and www.northcountryconsulting.com.
Covers FileMaker 9
User Level Intermediate–Advanced
Most books on databases approach the reader with descriptions of how to use tools, and make some reference to putting those tools into a real-world context. FileMaker 8 @Work: Projects and Techniques to Get the Job Done turns this approach on its ear by introducing key tools in a single chapter, then moves on to what you really want to know - how to use the product to complete the projects that they face at work. This book provides step-by-step coverage of how to complete a variety of projects that a panel of users has verified as common projects those using the application are asked to complete. Tips, tricks, and notes are provided with the information you need to carry over what you learn on these projects to others you'll undoubtedly be asked to create.
Use FileMaker® technologies to create powerful mobile data apps for iPhone®, iPod® touch, and iPad™
Apple’s FileMaker technologies make it easy to create powerful, data-driven apps for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and any mobile device’s web browser. In this book, leading FileMaker and iOS expert Jesse Feiler teaches you all the skills and techniques you’ll need, whether you’re a developer, knowledge worker, or manager.
Feiler thoroughly reviews each strategy for delivering mobile data using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, FileMaker Go, and Bento. You’ll learn how mobile data-driven apps are different from traditional desktop-driven apps, and how to create highly usable interfaces for them. Step by step, Feiler demonstrates how to extend existing databases to mobile devices and the web, and how to create and optimize brand-new databases for iPad and iPhone.
This book brings together core principles, practical development techniques, and proven tips and shortcuts. You’ll discover the best ways to incorporate printing, touch interface elements, and location-based features into your apps; integrate data from multiple FileMaker and non-FileMaker sources; and much more.
• Use FileMaker Go apps to access FileMaker databases hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker Pro, or databases resident on a mobile device
• Move FileMaker Pro databases, scripts, and layouts to mobile environments
• Develop easy-to-use interfaces for mobile data apps
• Design FileMaker Go solutions for iPhone, iPad, or both
• Optimize FileMaker databases for FileMaker Go
• Integrate printing and charting features into your mobile database apps
• Use Bento to share data and synchronize libraries
• Work effectively with Bento records, fields, forms, and tables
• Build location-aware database apps for iOS mobile devices
• Import/export data from Bento, FileMaker, spreadsheets, and other sources
• Move FileMaker databases to the web with IWP, CWP, and FileMaker Server
Jesse Feiler is a developer, web designer, trainer, and author. He has worked with Apple mobile devices from Newton through iPad and has worked with FileMaker technologies since 1984. Feiler created ChamplainArts.com’s powerful iPad meeting management app MinutesMachine. His books include Using FileMaker Bento, Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours, The Bento Book, and FileMaker Pro 10 in Depth.
The visual way to get up to speed on Access 2010
It's one thing to gain access to Access. It's another thing entirely to figure out how to do all the things you want to do in Access, because the software is not all that intuitive. This full-color guide clearly shows you how to get the most out of Access 2010, including how to enter new records; create, edit, and design tables and forms; organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; and much more.
With pages of step-by-step instructions, graphics, and helpful advice, this is the visual learner's Access book-keep this on your desk and flip to what you need, any time! Explores the very latest features, functions, and tools of Access 2010, a database software tool that is part of the new Microsoft Office 2010 Teaches you how to enter new records and create, edit, and design tables and forms Explains how to organize, analyze, and share data; generate concise reports; add smart tags to tables, save backup copies of your data; and more Demonstrates through step-by-step instructions and numerous, full-color screen shots and graphics, so you can see exactly how to perform tasks
This unparalleled book contains everything you need to know to use Access 2010 effectively.