Re: FileMaker PRo; was RE: Discouraging supervisor from tangential assignment

Subject: Re: FileMaker PRo; was RE: Discouraging supervisor from tangential assignment
From: "Elizabeth Wilczek" <betsywilczek -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:26:07 EST

I don't know if FileMaker Pro does UNIX, but works beautifully with Windows and MS Word.

I spent about a year with a small software company whose Win95/NT product was based on FMP. Their clients could buy the product without having to own FMP separately. They could create basic lists within FMP itself, or export data for fancy formatting in Word-- with just a couple of button clicks.

I have also struggled with Access, but I don't recommend it.

Betsy Wilczek
New Jersey STC

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:17:28 -0800
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FileMaker is wonderful alternative to Access, of hte few SW products that lives up to its boast of making you productive in a few minutes, assuming you have some idea what you'd like to accomplsh.

FM was named MVP database SW product by PC Computing for 1999 ...FM surpasses anything you can do with any comparable tool [in the few
hundred dollar range, that is]. You can peruse its high points at

By way of bkgrd, FM for the Mac led the feature/flexibility race for years, then it got ported to Wintel platform, and become phenomenally successful. There are FM users all over the world, esp. many developers who share or sell add-ons & utilities/tools for manipulating data in additional ways, and so on & on. It's another good'un!

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