It's fairly simple to bind the runtime solution. Open FMPA alone and choose 'Developer Utilities…' from the 'Tools' menu. Then add the .fp7 solution file(s); specify the project folder; and set the solution options.
However, there is a lot more to your question so I would suggest you refer to pages 11 to 17 in the Development Guide which can be accessed from the FMPA 'Help>Product Documentation>Development Guide' menu.
It is SUPER simple. Filemaker Pro has done an excellent job with that interface. Once you have the database ready, it is made into a standalone application within 5 minutes. You do have to make a Mac version on a Mac machine, and the XP version on an XP machine.