Media praise for FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual
"We're thrilled to see an update to the Missing Manual series for FileMaker Pro 9. The authors' unique ability to explain deep FileMaker Pro topics with clarity and simplicity make it a perfect fit for our customers."
-- , vice-president, Marketing and Services, FileMaker
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"The Missing Manual series is a collection of good and useful books. They serve a need by acting as guides for learning and more easily accessing information about your application that is not usually supplied by manuals that come with software. The authors in the series and in this manual, do a great job and go above and beyond. For novice to advanced users, this books details and the authors added guidance and instruction will give you a better understanding how to create and use your databases, but doing them right and advancing your skills along the way. This book for FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual is no exception. It offers breadth and depth and worthwhile background and clues for learning and developing your databases. The price of the book is right, the instruction and detail are well done. Why wait? Take the step towards learning how to make your databases like a pro and with FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual."
-- , MacCompanion
"A rarity these days: technical writing that is both authoritative AND friendly. For anyone new to FileMaker, this book is that helpful, patient voice at your shoulder that shows you FileMaker isn't really that difficult after all. I recommend it to my own clients all the time."
-- , Designer, SmallCo.net, a design consultancy
"There's already a 'Missing Manual' book available to make up for the fact that FileMaker Pro 9 doesn't have its own strong documentation...There isn't a great deal on the new, FileMaker Pro 9-specific functionality; but this is a good place to start and will answer the questions of most users from beginner to early advanced It's well laid-out, indexed and cross-referenced, the examples are clear and the language lucid and helpful. Also recommended."
-- , Think Secret
"This is the definitive guide to FileMaker Pro 8.5 and 9.x, by two highly experienced FileMaker users. It covers the broad range of user needs, from beginners to professionals, with practical tutorials that lead the reader to developing useful skills that can be applied to virtually any database programming task. Laced liberally with power-user tips, readers will learn how to create usable, well-formed databases that embody sound programming practices."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"From getting your first database up and running to simple tasks, from sorting to streamlining data entry, Filemaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual covers both the basics and the more advanced specifics of generating reports and using formulas and macros to streamline operations. It's more than the book that 'should have been in the box' it's a key to more efficiently using Filemaker Pro 9."
-- , The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf
"Coffey and Prosser have been developers and users of FileMaker Pro for over ten years, and their language is simple, helpful and non-technical, just the ticket for newbies eager to learn...This Missing Manual book well and truly lives up to the formidable reputation that this series of software books deserves, and authors Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser are to be congratulated for tackling a complex topic so well. FileMaker Pro 9 users are thus given the confidence they need to work with this popular database software. "
-- , Amazon.com
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
"I found FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual to be perfect for someone just starting to work with database programs. Its step-by-step process will have you building your first personal or professional database in no time! "
-- , Military Members Apple User Group (MMAUG)