FileMaker vs. PageMaker
I don't have either of these software programs, but I have a need to make several forms for an upstart business. Several years ago (@38-years to bring it into the neighborhood of time) I redesigned and standardized an entire catalog of forms (about 150 different forms) while I served for Uncle Sam, using a Vari-Type machine. The process though time consuming and archaic by todays standards was exact and forms came out looking very good.
I would like to know if anyone has experience using FileMaker for designing and making forms. I have looked at various companies that sell pre-printed forms finding only a couple really work for us, but for the most part, we'd be spending a bunch of cash. We'd like to keep the outlay of expense to a minimum since we're just starting out.
I am using a late 2006 Intel 24-inch iMac computer. I do have iWork with the Pages (2008 version) word processor and MS's Office 2008 for Mac Student & Home that has Word & Excel. I am just beginning to understand the Pages program though I have not found any reference to making forms. I have only just begun using MS Word. I know nothing of Excel, which users says is great for making forms, I just have never used it before.
Any advice and/or help would be much appreciated!