This may help, I do not know the specifics, or where to look for missing features.
Making minor changes and opening on their ver9 may not highlight conflicts.
Backup each revision, religiously.
Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobathttp://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:LOnLG-FeEWoJ:www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/filemaker_versions.pdf+differences+in+filemaker+versions&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a
Compare FileMaker Pro 10 with your current version of FileMaker Pro to see what's new for you.
FileMaker Pro. Version History ...
Thank you for your post.
The file structure for FileMaker 7, 8, 9 and 10 is identical. You can open a file using FileMaker Pro 7 that was created with FileMaker Pro 9. The only difference is any new functions introduced after FileMaker Pro 7 will not be available.
thanks guys. I think i need to somehow get an upgrade then before committing to make the changes to their file.
On a similar note then... If i decide to spring for the $$ and upgrade, and then brush up on my FMP knowledge, Is there work as a FMP developer these days or is it a dead program (as one friend put it)?
I'm currently unemployed in the photo retouching buisiness and when i worked on designing databases for my last studio i loved it and could see doing it more if there is work out there.
There are several areas that database designers can eake out a living.
SQL because of the internet ecommerce boom.
When you settle on local business or individual database design, you often are left with Access (Win only, only if Office Pro? is owned), or Filemaker (Win Mac CrossPlatform)
I have walked away from Access jobs because the client did not (could or would not) understand that once you exceeded five or ten users (depending on the network and or server), you HAD to transition to SQL for anything approaching acceptable speed.
I have had Filemaker ver 4 database running for 12 users with no problem. I have had FMP 5.5 server running 6 users with no problems (on a 8 year olde computer and Mac OS)
But then I have been using FMP b4 it was Filemaker.
Filemaker vs Access