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FileMaker® 12 Developers Reference: Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars by Scott Love, Dawn Heady, Bob Bowers, Steve Lane

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Chapter 5. Layout Tools

FileMaker Pro developers spend much of their time in Layout mode, crafting user interfaces and reports with the help of dozens of tools for creating, styling, and arranging objects. The better you know these tools of the trade, the better your databases will be. Of course, creativity and an eye for effective interfaces help too, but they are well beyond the scope of what can be taught here.

Unless otherwise noted, assume that you need to be in Layout mode to access all tools and menus referenced in this chapter. You can access Layout using the File, Layout Mode menu item.

About Layouts

Layout is the FileMaker term for a screen or interface that a user interacts with, whether it is a data entry screen, formatted report, ...

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