Chapter 2: Exploring the Application

Chapter 2 covers installing the application and the basics of windows, preferences and menus, providing a familiarity with the default application environment for users.


The material in this chapter is organized into the following sections:

  • Installing & Launching FileMaker Pro
    • Launching the Installer
    • Running the Installation Process
    • Launching the Application
  • Default Windows
    • Get Started Screen
    • Launch Center
  • Application Preferences
    • General Settings
    • Layout Settings
    • Memory
    • Plug-ins
    • Permitted Hosts
  • Default Menu Bar
    • The Application Menu
    • File
    • Edit
    • View
    • Insert
    • Format
    • Records
    • Scripts
    • Tools
    • Window
    • Help
  • Contextual Menus
    • Fields
    • Record Content Area
    • Web Viewers
    • Window Components
    • Calculation Formulas