June 2012

Controlling Microsoft Word from FileMaker

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We're working on a project for a client who gathers and formats data in a FileMaker database. The goal was to create a complexly formatted PDF file where the main content needed to be two columns. So, we tried a few things and found that Microsoft Word could format data in two columns very easily.

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Controlling Safari from FileMaker

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This week we needed to gather data from a website and store the result into a FileMaker database running on Mac.

Everything worked great when we manually tested it in Safari, so when we tried it in using the FileMaker Web Viewer we were surprised that the page would not load as it did in Safari. We also considered the script step 'Insert from URL', but that wouldn't work since navigation of the site is required.

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