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Converting old files to work with 8.5


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My first post (YAAAAY!) Please bear with me. I am a total newbie when dealing with File Maker, although I have been working in it for years. We use a program called Funeral Data Manager, developed by a funeral director in PA. It uses File Maker to run, although it can run by itself without using FM. If I open the program in FM, I can edit certain functions and layouts, but I cannot do this without opening it in FM. The problem is, we just got a new computer running Vista, and I installed FMP 8.5 Advanced. No problem. I then transferred over our old files and asked FM to open them. First, it told me that they would need to be converted to the new version and proceeded to do this. When it started to open, certain .fdm files could not be converted and I don't see a way of doing this. I can run the basic program, but without these other files, it's useless!

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Hi Embalmer, and welcome to the Forum,

A runtime solution can only be modified or upgraded by the original developer using Advance/Developer Edition of FileMaker.

I'm not a Windows person, but I believe that your solution was developed in a version of FileMaker that isn't supported by Vista.

HTH

Lee

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"A runtime solution can only be modified or upgraded by the original developer using Advance/Developer Edition of FileMaker."

Close but not quite: a runtime can be modified by any person *with the developer password* using FileMaker Pro or FMP Advanced/Developer.

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