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Themes and Design Tools

FileMaker Pro 13 Features Description
Custom themes Modify and save changes to existing layout themes to match your exact business needs. Reuse your themes across other solutions, and share with your colleagues.
Styles Themes now include styles, which are sets of attributes, like colors, fonts and text size. Create your own styles or customize existing styles.
More Inspector attributes Control additional design attribute including inner/outer shadows, padding, text baseline, and layout backgrounds.
Field Picker Create new fields and drag and drop multiple fields onto the form directly from Layout mode.
Database encryption Use powerful AES 256-bit encryption to protect your data where it lives – whether it’s on a FileMaker client or hosted on FileMaker Server.
Slide control Use multi-panel slide controls to manage images and other data in separate slide panels all within the same layout.
Popovers Group fields, links and other information without having to move to separate layouts or windows with iOS-style popovers.
Control object visibility Control whether or not an object appears on your layout based on the results of a calculation.
Calculated tab control titles and dialog button titles Use the power of the calculation engine to specify the title of your tabs and custom dialog buttons.
HTTP Post Use HTTPPOST with the “Insert from URL” or “Import Records: XML Data Source” commands to transfer data to a web server or web form. 
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FileMaker Pro 12 Features Description
Eye-catching layout themes Apply one of many stunning new themes to instantly change the look of your database.
More design layout tools Use new gradients, image slicing, and alignment guides to get the design precision you need.
Re-designed Starter Solutions Manage projects, content, resources, estimates and much more with all-new, professionally designed solutions.
Enhanced container fields Drag and drop files into your database, render images faster, and securely store and manage data externally.
Quick Charts Create and modify charts in a snap with the new integrated set-up window.
iOS design and development tools Get design tools, themes, scripts and calculation functions to specifically help you quickly build apps for iPad and iPhone.
Window styles Format a window as a modal dialog or floating "palette-type" window.
Insert from URL Download content from a URL via scripting.
Execute SQL calculation function Perform SQL queries against your FileMaker solution.
ESS relinking Repoint your ESS connection to a different SQL database for development and testing needs.
FileMaker Pro 11 Features Description
FileMaker Charts Create eye-catching reports using bar, line, area, and pie charts.
Quick Reports Make reports in a spreadsheet-like format. Group and summarize data on the fly.
Recurring Import Automatically import Microsoft® Excel and text files every time you open your database.
Snapshot Link Save a specific set of records at a point in time. Preserve the same layout, view, and sort order.
Quick Find Search for information just as you would in a web browser.
Inspector Manage your layout tools all in one convenient place.
Improved Quick Start Screen Create a new database, manage favorite files, or find helpful resources - all from one screen.
Layout Folders Organize all your layouts in folders - just drag and drop.
Portal Filtering Specify related records based on calculations.
External File Protection Prevent unauthorized access to tables, scripts and value lists.
Variables in Find Requests and Merge Fields Use variables in scripted finds and merge fields to simplify your database schema.
FileMaker Pro 10 Features Description
Status Toolbar Put commonly used features at your fingertips with the redesigned interface.
Script Triggers Create and run scripts prompted by user actions for increased productivity.
Dynamic Reports Make changes to grouped data on the fly for easier customization.
Saved Finds Save a set of find requests and then perform them in a single click for quicker searches.
Send Mail via SMTP Send email directly through an SMTP server for faster direct distribution; no email client needed.
Set field by name script step Specify the target field by name with a calculation.
Insert Tab Order Insert a new tab and your other tabs automatically re-number.
IPv6 Support Complies with Internet Protocol Version 6 standards.
Tooltips Add text or calculations to fields or other objects that display when you mouse over them.
FileMaker Pro 9 Features Description
Connect to External SQL Data Sources Create live, 2-way connections with external SQL data sources including the latest versions of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.
Conditional Formatting Visually format fields and objects based on conditions you decide.
Send Mail Email the contents of virtually any field, including images, documents, Excel files, and more from within FileMaker Pro.
Script Grouping Group related scripts for faster access. Collapse and expand groups to make the list more manageable.
Send Link (of hosted database) Automatically create an email with a hyperlink. When clicked, the link opens your database file.
Auto Re-size Control how objects resize and move when the window size changes.
Append to PDF Combine multiple reports into one PDF for easier distribution.
FileMaker Pro 8, 8.5 Features Description
FileMaker Web Viewer Display information from live websites based on data in your database.
FileMaker Resource Center Get helpful resources such as videos, guides and other training materials to help you get the most out of FileMaker Pro.
PDF Maker Create Adobe® PDF files directly from within your FileMaker database for easy sharing.
Excel Maker Create Excel spreadsheets from your FileMaker data in a single click for easier reporting.
Fast Send Automatically open or email newly created Excel or PDF documents.
Fast Match Find matching records with a right click or control click of your mouse without entering Find mode.
Table Import Automatically add a new table to your database structure by simply importing new data.
Tab Control Build a layout with multiple tabs in a single step rather than having multiple layouts - each with their own tabs.
Calendar Drop-Down Enter dates quickly and more accurately by adding a simple point and click calendar to any field.
Auto Complete Fill in field content automatically based on previous entries or Value Lists.
Visual Spell Check Automatically underlines misspelled words and allows you to edit and correct on the fly.
Layout Alignment Tools Select the objects you want to align and click on the toolbar to align left, right, or center.
Object Functions & Scripts Assign names to objects, navigate to named objects with scripts and get information about objects via object functions.
FileMaker Pro 7 Features Description
Store/Import/Export any file in a Container Field Manage all your music, images, videos and documents in Container Fields.
Relationships Graph Create one-to-one or one-to-many relationships with your data in an easy-to-use visual graph.
Multiple Windows Display multiple windows or layouts at the same time.
Increased database capacity (8 terabytes) Store up to 8 terabytes of data (limit may vary based on hardware). Fields can hold 2 GB of data.
Multiple table support Store multiple tables in the same database file.
Split Portal Divide portals into 2 or more to avoid excessive scrolling.
Account-based security Assign access privileges for each user right down to the field level.
Save and revert changes to Layout/Record Save or undo changes to your layouts.
FileMaker Pro 6 and Pre-6 Features Description
XML Import Share data between applications with Extensible Markup Language (XML) support.
Import Folder of Files Import more than one file at a time by importing a folder of files.
Constrain and Extend Found Set Narrow or expand your set of found records based on specific criteria.
Value Lists Define frequently used text, numbers, or dates, for faster and more accurate data entry.
Complete Cross-Platform Support Use FileMaker Pro on both Windows and Mac OS.
Scripting Create scripts to automate tasks or operations in FileMaker Pro.
Field Formatting Select font, size, style and color of your fields.
Layout/Report Assistant Get step-by-step help to quickly design custom layouts, labels and reports.
Table View Display multiple records in a tabular format similar to a spreadsheet.
Direct Import of Excel files Drag and drop Excel files directly into FileMaker Pro.
ODBC Support FileMaker Pro uses ODBC drivers to share data and to interact with data from other applications.
Relational Support Create one-to-one or one-to-many relationships with your data.

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