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FileMaker Pro 7
Tutorial

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Contents
Lesson 1 FileMaker Pro basics How to use this tutorial We begin with a demonstration We explain how it works You build the structures Where to find the lesson files If you need to start over Database concepts What is a database? Why use a database? How is a database organized? How is field data displayed?FileMaker Pro basics About FileMaker Pro modes For more information Lesson 2 Browsing information Open a database and move between records View information in different ways See a different layout View your layouts as forms, lists, and tables For more information Lesson 3 Finding and sorting records Find records based on criteria in a single field Find records based on criteria in separate fields Findrecords that match multiple criteria in the same field Find records that match a range of criteria in the same field
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Lesson 4 Creating a database and entering records Create a simple database and define fields Look at the sample file About field definitions Create a database Enter data into thedatabase Create the first record Create another record Modify data in a record For more information Lesson 5 Customizing what you see Customize your view in Layout mode Look at the sample layouts About layouts and tables About customizing layouts Customize a layout Resize, move, and add a field Select and resize a field Move a field Add a field Display a number as currency Add color to a layout partAdd custom text to a layout Add text

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Change text size and color Add a graphic to the layout For more information

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Lesson 6 Creating lists, mailing labels, and form letters Create a columnar list Look at the sample list Create a columnar list Create mailinglabels Look at the sample labels About label layouts Create a label layout Create a form letter Look at the sample letter About form letter layouts Create a form letter For more information Lesson 7 Simplifying data entry Enter data using value lists Look at the sample value list Define a value list Assign a value list to a field and display it as radio buttons Generate values with a calculationfield See how calculations speed data entry Create a calculation field Test your calculation Automatically enter a serial number Look at a serial number example Create a field for serial numbers For more information

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Lesson 8 Automating tasks with buttons and scripts Perform a task using a button Look at a sample button Create the button Perform a series oftasks using a script Run a script in the sample file About scripts Create a script to preview the Labels Layout Assign a script to a button For more information Lesson 9 Creating and running reports Generate a report with grouped data Look at a sample report About subsummary reports Create a subsummary report Generate a report with grouped data and totals Look at a sample report Create a report...
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