3. Exploring FileMaker Pro

Now that you have a database to work with, we can begin to explore the FileMaker Pro environment. To do so, we open the database, and then work our way from the top of the screen to the bottom, starting with the menu commands, then the Status Toolbar, and then the content area.

Opening a FileMaker Pro Database

In Chapter 2, “Creating Your First Database,” you learned several ways to create a new FileMaker Pro database, and you created your first database using a Starter Solution. In this chapter, you learn how to open an existing database.

To get started, open FileMaker Pro to display the FileMaker Quick Start screen (see Figure ...

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