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  1. Full-time and Part-time Positions now available for: - Certified Lead FileMaker Pro Developers - Junior FileMaker Pro Developers EXCELISYS, Inc. (www.excelisys.com), a custom database solutions development and consulting group, is currently seeking talented and motivated, living and breathing, human carbon units to join the Excelisys FileMaker production team. Our goals are to foster solid long-term technology partnerships with our customers, and provide a creative and positive environment for our team members that empowers each with the confidence to thrive and do his or her best. You’ll be working side-by-side (either virtually or physically) with some of the best-of-the-best in the FileMaker development industry, while honing your own skills and talent designing, developing, and managing a variety of custom FileMaker projects. The benefits of being part of the Excelisys team are numerous: - Work wherever you like – at home, at Starbucks – anywhere! - Pick your own hours – bit of a night owl? No problem. - Tap the knowledge pool of our talented and experienced team - Learn while you work – think you’re hot now, just wait! - In-house contests that award winners with a full-paid trip to DevCon! - Advance access to new technologies and product development - We will pay 50% of the FileMaker Certification Exam fee upon passing - Better pay and incentives for Certified FileMaker Pro Developers - We help you stay organized using our web-based project mgmt system - A refreshing “culture” that stimulates growth and emphasizes individualism - Working with a variety of customers and projects ————————————————————————————————————-------------------------- Here’s what some of our developers have to say about working with Excelisys: “I used to spend a lot of my time looking for development work or chasing down clients who owed me money. In between, I’d squeeze in the time to do the actual work. Even though I charged a decent hourly rate, I was really making much less since I couldn’t work 40 hours a week, let alone 20. Excelisys has allowed me to focus on what I really love most: creating, designing and programming. I don’t have to wear all those other hats anymore; instead I have more time to work and earn a living, plus more leisure time to spend with my family!” “Since joining Excelisys I’ve learned so much. I used to think I was a pretty good programmer; they must have thought so too since they hired me. But now I’ve become so much more valuable! It’s not enough to know how to program, you’ve got to know how to get the customer excited about the work, show them your passion. Before, I used to try to impress them with some wicked code I wrote. But since it’s hard to see what’s under-the-hood, that wasn’t always enough. Being part of the Excelisys team has taught me not only how to be a better developer, but how to present my work with much higher value and keep the customer steadily satisfied and confident.” “I’m proud to work with Excelisys. They’re not just another meat grinder looking for “code monkeys”. They are the real deal. They truly care about their customers, AND their developers!” ————————————————————————————————————- The individuals we’re looking for can handle projects of all sizes and possess strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills. In addition to being well organized, efficient and able to work with limited supervision, candidates must be reliable and possess strong communication skills. These openings are for skilled and experienced FileMaker developers who can work well within a virtual office environment under minimal supervision as well as part of a team. Samples of your FileMaker work will be required and reviewed as part of the interview process. While we are looking for both junior and senior level developers… PLEASE, FILEMAKER NOVICES NEED NOT APPLY! Min. requirements for these full-time and part-time positions include: - 4+ years experience developing with FileMaker Pro (2+ years with v7/8) - Strong understanding of relational database design - Working knowledge of complex calculations and conditional scripting - A good eye for human interface design - Experience with requirements gathering, cost estimating, and scope preparation for FileMaker projects - Must be a team player - Must have broadband (Cable/DSL) internet access or better - Mac AND Windows workstations, or the ability to run Windows and OSX - Working knowledge of OSX, Win XP, NT, 2000, 2003 and Vista environments a plus - Hands-on experience working with FileMaker Pro Server & (Advanced) a plus - FileMaker certification preferred, but not required Optional BONUS Skills: Proficiency in Web programming languages such as HTML, Lasso, PHP, and XML as well as development experience with Servoy, .NET, SQL Server, MySQL, ODBC, JDBC, and Excel is a definite plus. Responsibilities: - Reports to Project Manager - Works close and participates with Project Manager and Client from concept to completion - Provides weekly build deliverables and progress reports - Writing and debugging code for custom solutions Compensation and perks: - Hourly ($30-$60) plus bonuses and LG commissions (lead generation). - Hourly rate determined by skill set, proficiency & certification status. - Annual bonus plans based on performance To apply for a position, send your resume in PDF format to: < employment@excelisys.com > We review all employment submissions.
  2. are you on the same subnet (i.e. the same router) as the FileMaker host machine?
  3. Odd, very odd. Start by making sure that you are using the lastest version of FileMaker Pro 8.0v3. Get the updates from the FileMaker, Inc website. See what happens after that.
  4. Not that I think that FileMaker cannot do this, I know it can as I have seen it used for exactly think kind of thing. I have personally worked with 2 publications that layed out thier entire magazine with FileMaker Pro as the controling element. These were the kind of publications that you might find on a stand at the gas station or in your mail box which have all the local advertising, classifieds or job listings. However in each of these cases, the organizations employed graphic designers who supervised the final layouts. FileMaker Pro was used to store and track all the information, but page layout software was actually used to lay out the pages themselves. In each case, this is not something simple, but for weekly publications it was very cost effective. So Lee is correct in that I think you will not achieve the result that you want very easily, but it is possible to do this. You might want to consider hiring a profession Filemaker consultant to assist you with this effort.
  5. Are you printing to laser or ink jet printers? Sounds to me like it is an issue with the printer driver that is being used to print. Are you setting up the layouts with the destination printer selected? Often times you have to format for the least common denominator, so you might need to make your print area smaller to account for the changes.
  6. Hmm, my recommendation is to NOT run FileMaker Server 5 on OS X...keep it on OS 9.x Lots of problems with it and not much can be done, since it was not designed in the era of OS X. Either that or convert over to FileMaker 7.
  7. You need to open ports 5003 and 50003 on your firewall.
  8. Outside of the problems already discussed about using simple sequential serial numbers, there should be any problems with transition. Filemaker does not care what it matches on...so a 1 character key and a 101 character key can happily live togther.
  9. I am trying to implement this...not as a key match...but as an actual date range creator. I would like to then use this text field filled with actual dates for other functions. Any idea how I might modify your function to do this?
  10. Well this could also be house cleaning...a major release was just made available. Then the top developer has left...whoever is coming in will surely be reorganizing the division. Not entirly surprising.
  11. Here is a set of custom functions for formatting an auto-entered field instruction when the field is blank. It formats the instruction in a light gray italic font, while the data in the field is formatted as black plain font. Of course you can specify your own colors and styles. AE_Instructions (fieldData; displayText) Case ( fieldData <> displayText and not IsEmpty ( fieldData ); NormalText( fieldData ); InstructionText ( displayText ) ) InstructionText ( Text ) //Makes the selected text light gray in color and in italics TextStyleAdd ( TextColor ( text ; RGB ( 75 ; 75 ; 75 ) ) ; Italic ) NormalText ( Text ) //Makes the selected text Black in color and Plain in font. TextStyleAdd ( TextColor ( text; RGB ( 0 ; 0 ; 0 ) ) ; Plain ) In the actual auto-enter settings for the field you would use the AE_Instruction function, like so... AE_Instruction (Name_First; "enter first name")
  12. I have used XmChart from X2Max (one of FMForums.com advertisers) and found it to be quite powerful and versitile.
  13. While there are native Filemaker techniques for doing charting...I have found that the plugin make is SOOOOOOOO easy that there is little reason to use native Filemaker functions.
  14. I would not say that you will find many problems or limitations of the Filemaker calculation engine. Most likely it is a user/developer error or a rounding error. I have often found that people tend to think that it has to be more complicated than it really is and add alot of problems simply on that basis. If you could be more specific as to what the problem that you are seeing and what you are expecting the result to be we could be of more help.
  15. Build a 1 record database...with enough fields to store all your parameters. Some files write to this, some read from it.
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