Used by millions worldwide, FileMaker Pro is an award-winningdatabase program for managing people, projects, images, assets, andother information. It's easy to use and totally customizable--solong as you know what you're doing. But FileMaker Pro doesn't comewith a printed manual, so FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manualis the authoritative, jargon-free book that should have been in thebox.

FileMaker Pro: The Missing Manual approaches FileMakerthe way FileMaker approaches you: it's user-friendly and seeminglystraightforward enough, but it offers plenty of substance worthy ofdeeper exploration. Packed with practical information as well ascountless expert tips and invaluable guidance, it's an in-depthguide to designing and building useful databases with the powerfuland pliable FileMaker Pro.

Covering FileMaker for both Windows and Macintosh, FileMakerPro: The Missing Manual is ideal for small business users, homeusers, school teachers, developers--anyone who wants to organizeinformation efficiently and effectively. Whether you want to run abusiness, publish a shopping cart on the Web, plan a wedding,manage a student information system at your school, or programdatabases for clients, this book delivers.

Author Geoff Coffey has many years of experience using FileMakerPro (he was, in fact, an early beta tester for the product). AuthorSusan Prosser is a FileMaker Certified Developer who trains otherdevelopers. Together, Coffey and Prosser show you how to:

  • Get FileMaker up and running quickly and smoothly

  • Import and organize information with ease

  • Design relational databases that are simple to use, yetpowerful

  • Take advantage of FileMaker Pro calculation capabilities

  • Automate processes with scripting

  • Customize FileMaker Pro to your needs and preferences

  • Share information with other people (coworkers, clients, andcustomers) and other programs

  • Understand and select the best security options

What could easily come across as dry and intimidating--thingslike relational theory, calculations, and scripting--are presentedin a way that is interesting and intuitive to mainstream users. Inno time, you'll be working more productively and efficiently usingFileMaker Pro.

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