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Hour 15. More About Layouts

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • Using Default FileMaker Layouts— FileMaker's default layouts are powerful and complete. You may be able to use them as is or to make minor modifications that do exactly what you want.

  • Using FileMaker to Create Customized Layouts— You have almost unlimited choices when you use FileMaker's layout tools. This section shows you how.

  • Other Layout Settings— These settings let you configure the interface that you'll use to create layouts. Unlike other settings, these are for you, not for the end user.

  • Using Related Fields in Layouts— The default layouts don't show related fields. You'll always have to customize layouts to show them.

  • Using Portals for Relationships— Portals let you display (and sometimes enter or edit) data from the many sides of a relationship.

Previously in this book you've seen how to make modifications to layouts in the templates. In this hour, you confront a blank or default layout for a new database. You'll see how to use FileMaker's tools to create a customized layout. Of particular importance is the ability to show data from related tables in layouts. Here's where you'll see how to display the relationships you created in Hour 14, “Working with Relationships.”


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