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

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Chapter 13. Using Templates and Scripts

Why reinvent the wheel when FileMaker has rounded up a terrific collection of templates and predefined scripts for you? Templates can give you a quick start in creating records, fields, and layouts. Scripts take things another step by helping you automate many parts of the database process, from record entry to finding and sorting records, from dialing a modem to greeting users with personalized messages. Even if you choose to work from scratch, these templates and scripts contain a trove of ideas and inspiration.

Working with Templates

FileMaker comes with 21 templates–each with multiple layouts that run the gamut: contact management, expense reports, purchase orders, student records, to-do lists, recipes, ...

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