Actually, it occurs to me that I can't be the only energy assessor that wants to use the iPad for data collection and that someone somewhere with a lot more experience than me may well have already created a template that does exactly what I want. Is there some central location where people offer their wares.
Thank you for your post.
On our Bento for iPad Product page, there is a short demo of FileMaker Go, and although it isn't a teaching tool, it will give you an idea of what it can do. See:
See the "FileMaker Go Development Guide" for specific information:
I would also recommend reading the following Knowledge Base Articles:
FileMaker Go does have the ability to save as PDF, which you can then email (if needed). To create the tabs, you would do this in FileMaker Pro. For more on Tab Controls, see Knowledge Base Article #5431 at:
With FileMaker Pro, you can display/hide any field. You can even have a Layout that is optimized for the Mac and another that is optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch or for the iPad. This information is discussed in the "FileMaker Go Development Guide" presented in the second link above.
Let me know if you need clarification for any of the above topics.
Thank you for your response, I'm mulling over the info and will get back in due course.