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Is it me, or are the help files that come with filemaker pro 10 really poor

Question asked by trouty on Oct 23, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2012 by tropicalviking

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Is it me, or are the help files that come with filemaker pro 10 really poor

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Sorry to say it, but Filemaker 10 Pro isn't working out for me.  Had previously been using the really great Lotus Approach software for my database requirements which has the most helpful help!

 

Filemaker help tells you all the most basic stuff, but doesn't want to help if it's the next step up.

 

I've recently moved over from Lotus Approach to Filemaker, as I'd read that the sendmail within FM was instantly useable and didn't require scripting as per Approach.  So bought the package, but can I find out whether I can combine text strings and fields together under the "Message" box when using send mail - No I cannot.  There is no discussion about the sintax you'd use or whether this is possible at all. 

 

For me, Filemaker 10 has failed at a very basic level - I'm a business user, not a programmer, who wants to gain time by using clever and helpful software, not dedicate my whole career to sorting out what it can do - the Help section is woefully inadequate. 

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