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FileMaker Pro 6 for Windows and MacIntosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Nolan Hester

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Chapter 12. Formatting and Graphics in Layouts

Once you’ve done the basic construction for a layout—the parts, fields, and objects covered in the previous chapter—you’re ready to start the formatting and graphics detailing that will make your database visually inviting. Whether it’s choosing suitable fonts or adding a color graphic, this often time-consuming work can spell the difference between a so-so database that’s little used or a professional-grade product with immediate appeal.

Working with Text

Quite often you’ll find yourself working with text in a two-step process: You’ll add text for the information it provides and then later go back to style the text by choosing special fonts or colors. This section deals with the first step. For information ...

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