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Chapter 2. Defining Fields > About the Default Layout

About the Default Layout

Now that the fields have been defined, click OK to close the Define Database dialog box. FileMaker generates a default layout for the database, placing all the defined fields in a single vertical column. The field names are used as labels for the fields. If all you wanted was a quick-and-dirty database, you could start entering data immediately. Or you could clean up the layout slightly by rearranging fields, removing unnecessary ones, and editing labels to make them more descriptive.

The default layout is only a starting place for most databases. Since all the fields you just defined are used, many (such as the Summary fields) are better removed and placed on other layouts, for example.


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