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             Frequently Asked Questions on FileMaker Pro
 
1  Where can I get information from
!  1.1     Internet sites
!  1.2     Software and templates
!  1.3     Newsgroups
!  1.4     Mailing lists
!  1.4.1    FMPRO-L
!  1.4.2    FMPRO
!  1.4.3    FMPRO-CGI
!  1.5     Forums
!  1.6     Books
 
2  Version History
  2.1      What is the current version of FMPro for Macintosh
  2.2      Is Filemaker Pro relational
  2.3      When will FMPro 3.0 be released
!  2.4     Features of FMPro 3.0
  2.5      FileMaker Pro Server
 
3  FMPro 3.0
  3.1      Think relational
!  3.1.1    Many to many relations (m:n)
  3.2      What are portals?
  3.2.1     Sorting Portal Records
  3.3      Bug & Wish List
  3.4      Relational Examples
  3.4.1     Self Joining list
!  3.5     Globals
 
4  Field Formats and Index Values
  4.1      What do I need index values for?
  4.2      Lookups
  4.3      Text formats and Index basics
  4.3.1     Character translation for indexed values
  4.4      Printing index fields
  4.5      Number format
  4.6      Date format
  4.7      Time format
  4.8      Hidden fields
!  4.9     Sorted lists
 
5  Repeating Fields
  5.1      Convert repeating fields to non repeating fields
  5.2      Convert nonrepeating fields to repeating field
  5.2.1     How to create ASCII-29
  5.3      Merge separate records to a single repeating field
  5.4      Removing duplicates or Sychronizing databases
!  5.4.1    Removing duplicates - another approach
 
6  Find
!  6.1     Some facts
!  6.2     Perform scripted find
!  6.3     No matching records found
!  6.4     Find on multiple fields
!  6.5     Find with AND / OR / NOT
!  6.6     Find on a subset
 
7  Scripting
  7.1      ScriptMaker
  7.1.1     What's that restore option? - Find & sort within a script
  7.1.2     Special options
  7.1.3     Documenting scripts
  7.1.4     Recursive and Conditional scripts
  7.1.5     Dummy entries
  7.1.6     Go to last record
  7.1.7     Schedule Scripts
  7.2      AppleEvents
  7.2.1     FMP documentation
  7.2.2     Classes
  7.2.3     References
  7.2.3.1   References table
  7.2.4     List of events
  7.2.5     Sending events
  7.3      AppleScript
  7.3.1     System requirements
  7.3.2     General documentation
  7.3.2.1   Books
  7.3.2.2   Online documentation
  7.3.4     Tips
  7.3.5     Examples
  7.3.5.1   Load all image files
  7.3.5.2   Idle handler
  7.3.5.3   Object not found / error -1728
  7.3.5.4   Multiple finds
  7.3.6     Call AppleScript
  7.4      Aretha / Frontier
  7.5      Other tools
  7.5.1     Quickeys
  7.5.2     KeyQuencer
!  7.5.3    Tools for Windows
 
8  Miscellaneous Tips
  8.1      Removing password
  8.2      Undocumented features
  8.3      Shortcuts
  8.4      Compatibility between DOS and Mac release
  8.5      Buttons
  8.6      Resources for dialog boxes
  8.7      The special name "-" as list separator
  8.8      WWW, HTML and CGI
!  8.8.1    HTML text conversion
  8.9      Comments within calculations
  8.10     Empty fields
  8.11     Sort Order
  8.12     Switch printers
  8.13     Error Codes
  8.14     Get User's Name / Limit Access to Certain Users
!  8.15     Use // as literal text
!  8.16     Faster Screen Redraw
!  8.17     Date calculation
!  8.18     Displaying Data as a Table
!  8.19     Zoom window size
 
9  Data Exchange
  9.1      Copy a layout from one database to another
  9.2      Modify layout objects
  9.3      Copy a record or list of records to other applications
  9.4      Export / Import
!  9.5     Export formatted text / RTF
!  9.6     Access Files Remotely
 
10 Useful Tools
  10.0     Useful tools
  10.1     Print2Pict
  10.2     Acid Jazz etc.
  10.3     BBEdit Lite
  10.4     Ram Disk
  10.5     Send Mail from within FMP
  10.6     Dump Mail to FMP
  10.7     Fax from FMP
  10.8     Speed Doubler
  10.9     ROFM CGI
!  10.10    GTQ library
 
11 Special Solutions
!  11.1     Templates for collecting CDs
!  11.2     Numbers to Text
 
12 About
!  12.0     About

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