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Hour 4. Introducing Layouts

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • About Layouts— This is a brief introduction to layouts, the FileMaker mechanism for entering and displaying data.

  • Using the Layout Status Area— As in other modes, the status area changes when you're in Layout mode. A variety of tools is available.

  • How to Add and Format Fields— You may want to use formatting options to customize the templates. This section shows you how.

Layouts specify the formatting of data in FileMaker. All the data that you've seen in this book has been in one layout or another. FileMaker comes with a variety of templates. This hour introduces you to templates in ways you're most likely to work with them to start. You'll see how to modify existing templates and customize them for your own use.


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