Syncing between two FM7 files?
I've been using Filemaker since starting with 3.0 back in '95. In the late 90's, I developed a very basic invoicing system for my brother's small construction business. It worked quite well and I upgraded him to FM 7.0 in 2005. While I'd love to upgrade him now, he cannot financially do it.
Now the question. He would like to get a basic laptop or even netbook to use on estimates. What would be the best way to sync records between the two files on separate computers?
The tedious way would be to mark new files on the laptop and export them to a new file. Then import that file's records into the desktop main file. Finally copy the desktop's file over to the laptop, overwriting the original file. While this isn't too bad, my brother is far from computer savvy and I'd certainly be worried that he screws up the main file somehow. Just wondering if there is an easier way that I have not found.
BTW, at this time he will not have internet access on the road so I cannot have him connect remotely to the desktop.
I did a quick search of the forums and could not find any help, so I apologize if this has been discussed before and I simply missed the thread.
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions.