This book could not exist were it not for the hard work and support of our colleagues and friends. Writing it would have been impossible otherwise and we’d like to share our gratitude with those who have toiled with us.

First off, Stephanie McComb at Que Publishing gave us an impossible task some months ago: She asked that we update Special Edition Using FileMaker 7 for the upcoming release of FileMaker 8—and that we cut its length by 10%. Full of pluck, we suggested an alternative: Allow us to add 50% and create two books instead. Her vision and championship of the idea has led to the book you now have in your hands. We believe this to be the reference we want on our own desks as we work and we’re deeply grateful to Stephanie ...

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