Learning How to Manage Data the Easy Way
—”Small businesses know they need a way to manage their data, and FileMaker is so easy to use that it’s a perfect fit for them. But even though it’s simple to use, FileMaker has a lot of powerful features. All that control can be confusing to people whose main job isn’t being a database manager. We wrote FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual to help users get comfortable with all that power quickly,” explains co-author Susan Prosser. Indeed, with just a few commands and mouse clicks, FileMaker Pro can help print corporate reports, manage a company, or run a small country. So why do so many people never unleash its power? Because they don’t have the Missing Manual. It’s the clear, thorough, and friendly guide to everything readers will ever want to do with this program. In this new book, authors Prosser and Geoff Coffey give novices and experienced users the scoop on versions 8.5 and 9. It offers complete coverage of timesaving new features such as the Quick Start screen that opens or a creates a database in a snap, the handy “save to” buttons for making Excel documents or PDFs, the multiple level Undo and Redo, and much more. With FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly) readers learn how to: . Get their first database running in minutes. Catalog contacts, tasks, and things with easy-to-use data entry and sorting tools. . Generate reports using simple layout tools. Use dozens of built-in formulas to crunch numbers and manipulate dates and times. Automate repetitive steps with FileMaker Pro 9’s easy-to-learn scripting language. Outfit their databases for the Web and import and export data to other formats. Each chapter in the book contains “living examples” — tutorials that help you learn how to build a database by actually doing it. Readers also get plenty of sound, objective advice that lets them know which features are really useful and which ones they’ll barely touch. To make the most of FileMaker Pro 9, every user needs the book that should have been in the box.