Chapter 17

Designing Your Screen Layouts


You already know how to create layouts, and you know about layout parts and building reports. This chapter is about design and the specifics of the various FileMaker tools used to accomplish good design. In a way, it’s a continuation of the last chapter where you put the right fields on the right layouts. Now you need to organize the fields with graphic elements, make it flow, and make it sing.

Computers are everywhere today. People see a lot of software and know what commercial products look like. With the proliferation of the Internet, we see web pages of all types. If you’ve done a little web surfing, you know that some web sites are easy to navigate, while others are total confusion. The ...

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