Chapter 12. FileMaker Keyboard Shortcuts

Working Quickly, Saving Time

FileMaker is a rapid application development (RAD) tool. As with any tool, how “rapid” it really is depends to a great degree on a developer’s mastery of the tool. It’s one thing to know how to get something done—another to know how to get it done quickly. There are many aspects to knowing how to work quickly in FileMaker, from using the new Copy Table/Field/Script step commands in FileMaker 8 Advanced, to using custom functions and script parameters to abstract and automate frequently used logic. But we have also observed over the years that the fastest users of the tool tend to be those who also make fairly heavy use of keyboard shortcuts.

Like any modern software application, ...

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