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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 4. Working with Layouts

In this chapter

What’s a Layout?

Creating and Managing Layouts

Working with Parts

Working with Objects on a Layout

Working with the Tab Control Object

Working with Fields

Tooltips

Troubleshooting

FileMaker Extra: Designing Cross-Platform–Friendly Layouts

What’s a Layout?

In the preceding chapter, we discussed how to define fields for holding the data you want to store in your database. In this chapter, we will discuss the tools at your disposal for creating user interfaces to manage that data.

You use layouts to create user interfaces in FileMaker Pro. A layout is a collection of graphical objects that a user interacts with to view and modify data. These objects include things such as fields, buttons, static text ...

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