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Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13

Button Image Masks in FileMaker 13 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Introduction When you've been using FileMaker as long as I have, you know we've done all kinds of crazy things to get image masks to work on our buttons. For ex
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FMChat

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Real-Time Collaboration Once you’re in the zone, you want to stay productive. FMChat lets you collaborate with your other FileMaker users right in FileMaker Pro, sending attachments, images, and links to the records you’re working on. It’s better than being in the room. FMChat is private and searchable, built specifically for FileMaker networks. You can [...]
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FM 13: Popovers in Portals

FM 13: Popovers in Portals | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
The popover object in FileMaker 13 presents developers with a wealth of new design opportunities (a number of which were discussed in this article: FileMaker 13 Popovers). But if you've tried to us...
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Are Hollow Icons Really Harder to Recognize Than Solid Icons?

Are Hollow Icons Really Harder to Recognize Than Solid Icons? | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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Tutor for Filemaker Pro - The Basics

Tutor for Filemaker Pro - The Basics | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Filemaker Pro with our 49 easy-to-follow videos.
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Sorting Data Super Fast

Inside of FileMaker is one of the most powerful engines you could ever hope for. It's not even the native FileMaker calculation engine. It has almost two decades of optimization applied to it, and much of the world's most popular software takes full advantage of it. It's JavaScript - and you have access to it. In this video article and technique file, you'll find some of the most powerful code for accessing things FileMaker can't currently do and this extends well beyond the topic of sorting. When it comes to sorting data, not records, there's no native 'filemaker' way of doing this. The solution is typically either FileMaker's custom functions, some creative trick with sorting records or using a plugin. However, with the use of the readily available JavaScript, you can sort all kinds of things in all kinds of ways. This video will gently introduce you to using one of the tools you should certainly have in your mental toolbox!
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Designing FileMaker Layouts Using Themes & Styles – Design for FileMaker Pro Developers

Designing FileMaker Layouts Using Themes & Styles – Design for FileMaker Pro Developers | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Learn about using layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro.
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Proper Printing in WebDirect

Proper Printing in WebDirect | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Digital Fusion are leading web and FileMaker developers with offices in Christchurch and Sydney
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Learning Script Triggers

FileMaker's Script Triggers can be seen as either a big help or a big hindrance. It really depends on what your experience is with them and how you've created your solutions. If you've never really worked with Script Triggers, then you're missing a big key to the automation puzzle. If you've used them, but found they get in the way more than help, then you need this video. If you've found that sweet spot of using them and not being discouraged by their idiosyncrasies, then take advantage of the help file shown in this video. The video and associated file cover how Script Triggers integrate into FileMaker and how to take advantage of them. Prior to FileMaker version 10, the only option for user executed scripts was through your standard button definition. With the addition of Script Triggers, interaction was extended to the general environment within FileMaker. Moving to a layout, loading a record, hitting a key on the keyboard and many other possibilities entered the picture. Make sure you know how Script Triggers work and you'll be well on your way to making the most of any FileMaker solution you create.
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Identifying unique values in a list

Identifying unique values in a list | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
FileMaker script help: how to identify unique values in a list.
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Shaking the Dependency Tree

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Editor's Note: few names in the FileMaker community command as much respect and  admiration as that of today's guest author, Darren Terry. This article is a distilled summary of Darren's popular "S...
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MonthPicker v2.0 - Modular FileMaker

MonthPicker v2.0 - Modular FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
MonthPicker v2 is an all new take on building a month picker with PopOvers.  I demoed this at DevCon, but I have already made some updates to how this works.  I got rid of several of the steps required to integrate this into your file. Virtual Triggers This file has some examples of what I …
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WebDirect Plan for non-iOS Mobile Devices

WebDirect Plan for non-iOS Mobile Devices | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Missing FileMaker Go on non-iOS products? Well, FileMaker WebDirect opens up some opportunities to start working on those platforms. Although technically not supported, we have done some basic testing and have found it is possible to load WebDirect on these devices. Here is a list of tips to start considering adding support for alternative devices via WebDirect. TIP 1 – Use Already-Supported Browsers Starting here with the most obvious tip. You have a greater chance of “support” if you use one of the browsers that’s already gone through testing on the desktop. Of course the default browser is going to …
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FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gradients

FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gradients | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
By Andy Persons   V3 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar - Gangsta with Gradients!   OK, one last riff on progress bars! The V2 FileMaker Pro Progress Bar demo file showed how to have the bar change color based on the percentage, such as changing the entire bar from green to yellow to red as the…
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FileMaker IMDB Parser

FileMaker IMDB Parser | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
In of my application's daily workflow, there are a group of users that need to search for movies in the IMDB Database. Until now, when  they found the movie they where searching for, they would do ...
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Fixed number of x-axis labels in a chart

Fixed number of x-axis labels in a chart | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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MonthPicker

MonthPicker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
MonthPicker v2 is an all new take on building a month picker with PopOvers.  I demoed this at DevCon, but I have already made some updates to how this works.  I got rid of several of the steps required to integrate this into your file. Thanks to some more input from the community. It now …
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Using FileMaker 13 WebDirect for Registration or Creating a Survey

Important Note: WebDirect is for limited access... with limited numbers of users. If you have 10...or maybe 15 users who might sign up at one time... then We...
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Partnering With IT - Server 13 Procedures

Thank you for attending the Webinar about partnering with IT. As promised, I have provided a link below to the FileMaker Server 13 Shutdown/Reboot procedures. Video of the presentation will be available on YouTube shortly.
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Displaying User Instructions Inside a Portal

Displaying User Instructions Inside a Portal | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Displaying User Instructions Inside a Portal If you're like me, you often use a portal as not only a 'window' to display records but also as a navigation device so that when you click on a portal r...
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Why Upgrade to FileMaker Pro 13?

Why Upgrade to FileMaker Pro 13? | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Time marches on with software. Keeping up with the latest version of any software can be a delicate balance between hardware, operating system and the actual software. Upgrade too soon and your use...
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FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 Video Highlights

FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 Video Highlights | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
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Funny Business Films

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FileMaker - Practical Techniques Training Video

FileMaker - Practical Techniques Training Video | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Master your skills with FileMaker - Practical Techniques Video-DVD Training Tutorials online. Infinite Skills experts use project-based examples you can apply right now
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urlBuilder - Modular FileMaker

urlBuilder - Modular FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
URL Builder helps you construct URLs in an easy and chainable manner. For example, this FileMaker calculation url ( "http://www.geistinteractive.com" ) urlBasicAuth ( "admin" ; "password" ) & urlPath ( "contacts" ) & urlPath ( "23345" ) & urlParam ( "max" ; "100" ) & urlParam ( "skip" ; "100" ) & url ("") // …
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