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Susan Prosser is a reformed journalist who's stopped trying to bring information to the people and now helps them manage the data they already have. Susan is a FileMaker Certified Developer and has developed FileMaker databases for more than 15 years, but returns to her roots by writing curriculum for other developers.
"Overall, FileMaker Pro 12The Missing Manual is a book all FileMaker Pro 12 users should own. Whether youre a seasoned FileMaker user with years of experience or a novice whos barely opened the application, youll be turning to this book time and time again."
"After reading FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual I will be able to accomplish much more with FileMaker than I have in the past. The book excels at explaining the details of FileMaker in a clear and concise manner. The book works well for me, as a database professional, but it should also work for a database novice. If you use FileMaker on the job, or want to learn how to use it to manage your data, then this book is well worth the cost."
"...an outstanding guidebook explaining the strengths of Filemaker Pro and how to use it to run a business."
"This may be the missing manual for FileMaker Pro 11, but nothing appears to be missing between its covers. Even someone new to databases will be served well by this in-depth, yet approachable, guide to the most user-friendly database application we have seen."
"...valuable when both initially using FileMaker and when developing more sophisticated applications."
"This book explains well from the beginning to the finished product. "
"My reading suggests, that all levels of users - beginner to expert - will benefit from the many Tips & Tricks
included in the 832 pages."
"The writing style is relaxed and comfortable...I really like how each topic starts from the very basics so that a reasonably experienced person who has not done that particular thing before gets the necessary foundation...this book is a good way to learn FileMaker. "
"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!
"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."
"The greatest feature of this book is the organization of the subject matter. It is a joy for the reader as he/she progresses from page-to-page and chapter-to-chapter to build their knowledge, feature by feature. After seeing the possibilities available, anyone with data that needs organizing, is sure to get excited about the potential use of FileMaker Pro 8.5 by reading this book!"
"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. "
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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