New FileMaker eBook is the fastest way to learn databases – for free

New 178-page eBook available for customers who purchase and register FileMaker Pro 8.5 or other qualifying products between now and June 21, 2007

SANTA CLARA, CA -- January 24, 2007 -- FileMaker, Inc. announced immediate availability of a new downloadable digital book, "Creating a Database in  FileMaker Pro 8.5: Visual QuickProject Guide" (download at ).

Written by prolific computer author Steve Schwartz, the new eBook is an updated version of his popular 2005 book, published by Peachpit Press, "Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro 8: Visual QuickProject Guide."

“FileMaker is incredibly easy to use and so is this QuickProject guide,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of Marketing and Services, FileMaker. It makes learning a database a fun, hands-on-keyboard experience.  I’m delighted we were able to work with Steve Schwartz and PeachPit Press to deliver this book that will enhance the experience of a huge number of new FileMaker Pro 8.5 users.”

The special eBook offer is for customers who purchase and register any of the following qualifying products between now and June 21, 2007:  FileMaker Pro 8.5, FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8, FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and FileMaker Mobile 8.

“Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro 8.5” takes both Mac and Windows users through the process of creating and using FileMaker databases using easy to understand full color graphics and directions.  It also demonstrates how easy it is to take use the new features of FileMaker Pro 8.5, such as the FileMaker Web Viewer, which integrates live Web data into a FileMaker database.

Book topics include:

*            Introduction to databases
*            Defining fields of data
*            Creating the layout of a database
*            Creating related tables
*            Summary data reports
*            Creating buttons, scripts and value lists
*            Using a database
*            Special FileMaker Pro 8.5 features

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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