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Charles L. Church

What Books/Training should I get?

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I just got FMPro Unlimited, and have a huge learning curve ahead of me, but I really want to overcome and become proficient at it. I kind of have to.... Anyway, I am greatly daunted by the array of choices out there for training. I can see that the Scriptology book is the one to get for advanced training, but I will have to get some basics under my belt first. The question is WHERE? I need a very rudimentary tutorial in it, and though I loaded the tutorial that is on the program, I cannot find it anywhere for use. Is the book, "File Maker Pro for Dummies" any good.... it would seem to be dealing with basics, judging by the title. smile.gif

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For basic FMP 5 coverage I recommend "FileMaker Pro 5 for Windows & Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide" by Nolan Hester. For Web publishing, "FileMaker Pro 4 and the World Wide Web" by Jesse Feiler is good. Although, it was written with FMP 4 in mind, nearly all of it applies to FMP 5 Pro and Unlimited. There are some new CDML tags for FMP 5 and Database Pros has a guide to these on their Web site in the Resources section <http://www.databasepros.com/resources.html>. Search for "New CDML Tags". There was also a very good article in the June 2000 issue of FileMaker Pro Advisor on using the Web Server Connector in Unlimited titled "Turbocharge Your Web Site."

Hope these give you some places to start.


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