FileMaker updates FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad with support for charts, signature capture and printing with AirPrint

Macworld Australia Staff
21 April, 2011
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Sydney, Australia – April 21, 2011 – FileMaker, Inc. today added digital signature capture, the ability to view and edit charts created with FileMaker Pro 11, and support for AirPrint to FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad. FileMaker Go is the top-selling business database app for the iPhone and iPad.

Free for existing FileMaker Go users from the iTunes App Store, FileMaker Go 1.2 for iPhone and FileMaker Go 1.2 for iPad now offer:

  • Support for FileMaker Charts, including bar, line, area and pie charts: View, edit and update eye-catching reports (created with FileMaker Pro 11 for Mac and Windows) on the iPhone or iPad. Chart data can come from FileMaker Pro or can be passed through from SQL sources for two-way exchange and analysis of business data. Now data can be easily viewed and updated in beautiful charts from anywhere in the world.
  • Digital signatures on iPhone and iPad: Ideal for confirming receipt of goods, field surveys and more, signatures can be captured on the go, making it easy to sign contracts, invoices and other documents without printing hard copies in advance. Signed documents can be exported to a desktop or uploaded instantly to databases hosted on FileMaker Server.
  • Print anywhere with AirPrint: FileMaker Go takes advantage of AirPrint, the new iOS feature, to print wirelessly to AirPrint-enabled printers. Print everything from reports and forms to name tags and sales receipts on the go, and easily customise and save print options.
  • Enhanced PDF creation: Save and email print-ready PDF files on the iPhone or iPad. Users can send materials in a format that can be easily shared and printed.


Price and availability

FileMaker Go 1.2 is free for existing users and available now on the iTunes App Store. For new users, FileMaker Go for iPhone is AU$23.99 and FileMaker Go for iPad is AU$47.99. Both run on iOS 4.2.1 or later. Compatibility information is on the iTunes App Store.

New FileMaker Go Starter Kits to get started quickly and easily

Download three free Starter Solutions for FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad, available with a free 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro 11. Designed from the ground up to manage Contacts, Documents and Assets, the FileMaker Go Starter Solutions are optimised for iPhone and iPad displays and support Multi-Touch gestures.

Visit the “Business and Database Solutions for iPhone and iPad” Facebook Fan Page featuring real companies and business owners who are managing their data on the go using Apple’s popular iOS devices.

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, analyse and share essential information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile business database software for teams and organisations, 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.

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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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