Category Archives: FileMaker Modules

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Contextual Menus in FileMaker

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Ever wondered how the ‘contextual menu’ in FileMaker is created? Perhaps you’ve noticed that unlike Custom Menus, native functionality to customize them does not exist. Well, kind of. When you create a Custom Menu, the menu items that you enable or omit will have a direct effect on the items displayed in the contextual menu. This can be an unexpected side-effect in some cases. Using a plug-in is the only way (currently) to fully customize the contextual menu, but this post focuses solely on native functionality.

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MORE Enlightened Theme!

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Themes in FileMaker are a designer’s toolbox, and are undoubtedly a huge help when designing layouts. Every layout has a theme, regardless of whether you pick one or not. If you just start out creating a layout, the theme defaults to one called “Enlightened”:

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FileMaker Basics YouTube Channel

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AppWorks is excited to announce a new series of instructional YouTube videos that debut today, December 7th, 2018. You can find our YouTube channel hereWe will upload a new FileMaker Basics lesson each Friday.

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Barcode API

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Barcodes offer an efficient and versatile way to store data, and are especially useful in inventory management systems. Luckily, creating one in FileMaker has been made easier by using Feedzon’s fast and free API.

Feedzon’s free Barcode API service supports 25+ formats, giving you plenty of options to choose from. We’ll keep things simple in this tutorial.

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8 FileMaker Features We’re Thankful For

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Happy Thanksgiving from AppWorks! We wanted to take this time of year to contribute potluck-style to a list of our best-loved FileMaker features. Feast your eyes on our all-time favorite FileMaker traits, and please let us know which features you think warrant a little extra holiday gratitude.

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