FileMaker Delivers Three Free FileMaker Go Starter Solution

Macworld Australia Staff
23 March, 2011
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SYDNEY, Australia – 23 March, 2011 – FileMaker, Inc. today released three Starter Solutions for FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad, available with a free 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro 11. The top-selling business database app for iPhone and iPad, FileMaker Go allows you to search, view and edit FileMaker Pro databases remotely or locally on an iOS device.

Designed from the ground up for the iOS platform, the FileMaker Go Starter Solutions are optimized for iPhone and iPad displays and Multi-Touch gestures.

The three new Starter Solutions are:

• Contacts: Lets you manage all of your business and personal contacts on your iPhone or iPad.  With Contacts, you can quickly add and find multiple contacts within the same company, city and more.

• Documents: Take along your business documents and automatically synchronize any changes to a master database.

• Assets: An easy way to track all types of assets. You can also create asset categories and track serial numbers, value lists and purchase dates and even calculate depreciation.

New Starter Solutions Run on iPad, iPhone, Mac OSX and Windows

The three starter solutions will run on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac OSX or Windows.  You can copy databases from your desktop or laptop to your iOS device using iTunes.  You can use wireless or Internet networking to directly open a FileMaker Pro database on your desktop or laptop.

These solutions are designed to be easily customized using FileMaker Pro on a desktop.  Changes to your solutions can then be copied to your iOS device.

The Starter Solutions are available today along with a free 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro 11 at no charge at http://www.filemaker.com/r/starter_pr. Purchase of FileMaker Go is required for using the Starter Solutions on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

About FileMaker
FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share essential information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile business database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer contact
1800 028 316
www.filemaker.com.au

Media contact
Kya de Rome
+61 401 466 767
kya.derome@hotwirepr.com.au

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  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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