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Chapter 4. FileMaker Fundamentals: Worki... > Creating and Managing Layouts

Creating and Managing Layouts

Creating and managing layouts is one of the most important tasks required of a FileMaker Pro developer. It's also one of the most intuitive. There are, nonetheless, numerous subtle facts and details that you need to know. We encourage you to have a test file open as you go through the following sections so you can try things firsthand.

Creating a New Layout

Every time you create a new table in a file, FileMaker automatically creates a new layout for you as well. The layout is given the same name as your table, and all the fields that you defined at the time of table creation are placed on the layout for you. Figure 4.1 shows an example of what this default layout looks like.


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