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Recent Blogs:

Preventing Duplicates
Preventing Duplicates

Deleting Duplicates
Deleting Duplicates

The Downside of Indexing
The Downside of Indexing

Loss of Focus
Loss of Focus

Naming Standards
Naming Standards




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Quick Tip:

Smart Duplicate
When you duplicate an object, it is offset 9 pixels to the right and 9 pixels down from the original unless you have changed the ruler settings (FileMaker 7 through 11 offset 6 pixels). If you duplicate an object, you can move it (without deselecting it) and duplicate it again, so that the new object is offset the same number of pixels as the first duplicate. This is very useful when trying to create multiple objects that are offset exactly the same distance and when the Arrangement tools aren't sufficient.



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Fun Stuff:

Dull Boy
FileMaker files were stored in clear text prior to FileMaker 7 so, if you opened a FileMaker file in a text editor, you could see the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" in the header repeated over and over. No, it's not a virus! My understanding is the developers just needed to take up some space in the header and that's what they came up with. Today, modern FileMaker files are stored in Unicode so I'm not sure if the phrase is still there.



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