Chapter 2

Menus and Modes

Introduction

Welcome to the second chapter. This chapter continues to familiarize you with FileMaker Pro. First of all, I want to get into more detail about the various menus. Menus in FileMaker Pro, as well as most other modern computer programs, are the words that sit across the top of your screen and show you various commands of the program that you’re working in. We’re going to look at many of the specific FileMaker commands. You will find one of the most important commands under the File menu: Manage. From here you can manage your database by creating tables, fields, and relationships; value lists, which are options that frequently appear in fields (items such as Male and Female, or a drop-down list of employees); ...

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