Chapter 1

Getting Acquainted with FileMaker Pro


I’m assuming you’ve already installed FileMaker Pro and the template files that come with it on your computer. If you haven’t, do that now, because when I am done with this first part, I want you to be able to get started right away.

The author of one of the first books I ever read on FileMaker Pro spent the first half of the book on database theory. Great reading if you need to fall asleep! I don’t want to waste too much of your time before you get your hands on the program. I guarantee you’ll be working with FileMaker in five minutes (unless you’re a very slow reader!), but I do want to get you excited about what is coming your way.

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