iMug—the online Macintosh User Group
iMug is where you can seek help and share knowledge with other business, educational, professional and home users. The hub of iMug is our mailing list but we also hold a variety of meetings throughout the year.
Next iMug Monthly Meeting—
Tuesday 25 March 2014
When: 6:30pm - 9pm, Tuesday 25 March 2014
Where: Ross House, Level 4, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (between Swanston & Degraves Streets)—If an usher is not at the door to let you in, press the intercom button marked Floor 4 Front (not Rear). See map
Filemaker 13's New Innovations
Presenter: Michael Ward, Head Honcho, CustoMike Solutions, Member FileMaker Business Alliance & FileMaker Technical Network, FileMaker 7 - 12 Certified Developer
Michael is an expert with Filemaker Pro and many of you would have heard him speak on previous versions of this favourite Mac database that have been launched over the years.
With the introduction of FM13, there has been widespread discussion of the new features that have been appealing to both power users and those who just enjoy its capabilities. These include: Favourite layout enhancements in FM Pro 13; Slide Controls; Popover buttons; The Field Picker; Styles fields, buttons, controls, backgrounds and more.
Other attributes of FM13 that have drawn widespread approval include changes to Container fields; Barcode Scanning; More secure Signature scanning; Metadata ie graphic in container field - attributes for dimensions, files size, resolution, file name and type; Base 64 Encoding and decoding - Binary files and more flexibility in Filemaker server.
Michael will discuss a range of these new innovations as well as other aspects which especially made an impression on him. Even if you are now a power user of FM, this well loved data base has much to offer and this is a most enjoyable way of learning more about this latest version.
As there is no second speaker currently scheduled for March, this change of program will provide some extra time for those questions and demonstrations for FM13 that often get squeezed out through lack of time.
—The iMug Monthly Meeting is held the 4th Tuesday of the month, except December and January. Guests are welcome.