FileMaker Pro 9 Named Best Database Management Solution In SIIA 2008 CODiE Awards

Macworld Australia Staff
5 July, 2010
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Recognized by 750 software industry member companies, the worldís software authorities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2008 ñFileMaker Pro 9, the No. 1 desktop database software from FileMaker, Inc., was named Best Database Management Solution at last nightís 2008 Software Industry Information Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards held last night in San Francisco.

FileMaker Pro 9, for Windows, Mac and the Web, is used by a huge variety of customers to manage people, projects, assets and more.

750 of the software industryís most prestigious and authoritative software companies selected FileMaker Pro 9 for excellence in design and development as the Best Database Management Solution for 2008.

ìWe¥re delighted that the CODiE Award judges have recognized the significance, value and quality of FileMaker Pro 9,î said FileMaker president Dominique Goupil.

ìI applaud FileMaker for winning this year¥s CODiE Award for Best Database Management software,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. “The software and information industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment. It is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry.”

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. FileMaker Pro won 48 awards, more than its next eight competitors combined, in the past five years in the U.S., and a total of 129 awards worldwide during this time. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.


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©2008 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are trademarks 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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    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.

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    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’.

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    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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