FileMaker Offers Training Materials for K-12 Educators

FileMaker Pro Basics helps educators learn the ABCs of FileMaker Pro 9

Santa Clara, Calif. – September 19, 2007 – FileMaker, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro Basics – a comprehensive, downloadable set of training materials to help K-12 educators learn the essentials of creating FileMaker Pro 9 databases. Download now at no cost, along with a free trial of FileMaker Pro 9 at

Comprised of two modules, each containing a PDF of exercises and two databases – one to perform the exercises and a second to check the tasks against – FileMaker Pro Basics can be used for individual, self-paced training or as part of instructor-led professional development training in a school or district.

“FileMaker is committed to helping K-12 educators better understand, manage and share student and administrative information,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc.  “FileMaker Pro Basics is an ideal professional development tool for educators. Its basic, step-by-step instructions will help them quickly take advantage of the power of FileMaker Pro to help create a better learning environment for their students.”

FileMaker Pro Basics
Optimized for new FileMaker Pro 9 and designed for both self-paced training as well as instructional use by education service agencies, professional development trainers and training centers, FileMaker Pro Basics provides guidance for a variety of FileMaker Pro tasks including how to:
* Build and modify custom forms
* Enter and find data
* Create labels, letters and reports
* Add security to a FileMaker Pro database
* Share a FileMaker Pro database over the web    
FileMaker Pro Basics requires the new FileMaker Pro 9 database software and is available at no cost when you download a free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 9:

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FileMaker in K-12
FileMaker database software helps schools collect, manage and report on student and administrative data. More than 10,000 K-12 schools use FileMaker in their data-driven decision-making processes to achieve greater operational efficiency, comply with federal and state reporting requirements, and track student performance.

Teaching Pre K-8 magazine recently selected FileMaker Pro for its “Editor’s Choice” award as the top educational database software. The software also recently received a 2006 Legacy Award from Technology & Learning Magazine.

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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