FileMaker Delivers FileMaker Training Series

Macworld Australia Staff
5 July, 2010
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Self-paced learning materials help users get the most from FileMaker 9

Sydney, Australia ñ 7 November, 2007

ìThe FileMaker Training Series is designed to benefit users with varied skill sets, from anyone needing a solid grounding in FileMaker development principles to expert developers who want to fill in gaps in their knowledge,î said Steve McManus, Regional Manager ñ Asia Pacific, FileMaker, Inc.

Comprehensive, detailed training

The FileMaker Training Series consists of 12 modules with detailed, step-by-step instructions on key FileMaker development topics. The materials include a 500+ page, full-color manual plus a CD with demo files, exercises and videos to help guide users through the content. Modules in the series cover a wide range of information, from introductory concepts such as working with fields and layouts to more advanced techniques such as connectivity and Web publishing.

ìThe FileMaker Training Series is the ideal tool to prepare for the FileMaker 9 Certified Developer examination. It also builds development skills that can be used to take FileMaker solutions to the next level and add value for customers,î
said Jason Munok of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., a FileMaker Authorised Trainer.

Pricing & Availability

The FileMaker Training Series is available for AU$129 (Inc GST). For more information, please visit: http://www.filemaker.com.au/fts07_pr.

The FileMaker Training Series can also be taken as a course offered by any one of the FileMaker Authorised Trainers. Located nationwide, these trainers have received instruction directly from FileMaker on delivering this series and have extensive knowledge of FileMaker Best Practices in solution development.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software for Windows, Mac and the Web. FileMaker products combine legendary ease of use with the power to grow from individuals to large workgroups. Millions of people in business, education, non-profit and government organisations around the world rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyse and share information.†FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

Customer contact:

1800 028 316

www.filemaker.com.au

Media Contact:

Polly Johnson

Kinetics Pty Ltd

+61 2 9212 3848

polly@kinetics.com.au

©2008 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Resource Centre

  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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