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FileMaker's Toolbars

By default, only the Standard toolbar appears when you launch FileMaker, though its appearance changes depending on which mode you're working in ( Figures 3.21 3.22 ). FileMaker also includes a Text Formatting toolbar ( Figure 3.23 ), which can be very handy when you're creating layouts and naming fields. The Arrange and Tools toolbars are available only in Layout mode ( Figures 3.24 3.25 ).

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Figure 3.21 FileMaker's Standard toolbar looks pretty much the same in Browse, Find, and Preview modes, though different icons are dimmed.

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Figure 3.22 In Layout mode, the Standard toolbar includes tools for creating layouts and defining their parts and relationships.

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Figure 3.23 Available in all four modes, the Text Formatting toolbar provides quick access to FileMaker's major text-related tools.

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Figure 3.24 The Arrange toolbar, available only in Layout mode, helps you group and arrange various layout objects.

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Figure 3.25 The Tools toolbar, also only available in Layout mode, offers fast access to FileMaker's design tools.

To turn on/off toolbars

  1. Choose View > Toolbars and select a toolbar from the submenu to turn it on or off ( Figure 3.26 ). Checked toolbars are already on; unchecked ones are off.
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    Figure 3.26 To turn toolbars on or off, choose View > Toolbars and make a selection from the submenu.

  2. Release your cursor on the selected toolbar and by default, it will appear in the area below FileMaker's menu bar.
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