AppleScript your FileMaker Pro Advanced Menus

by Michael Gaslowitz

The Data Viewer and the Script Debugger are staples in every FileMaker developer’s toolkit, yet there is no built-in keyboard shortcut or script step for either one of them. With four lines of AppleScript, these menus are now within reach: tell application “FileMaker Pro Advanced” activate do menu menu item “Data Viewer” of menu “Tools” […]

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January 31, 2009  •  AppleScript, FileMaker, Toolkit  •  2 Comments

Video: Quicksilver for Large Type Functionality

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to integrate Large Type functionality into your FileMaker Pro database using Quicksilver. For those who have never poked around in Apple’s Address Book, clicking on a phone number type (work, home, etc.) pulls up a list of options, one of which is Large Type. Think big numbers across the screen for […]

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July 30, 2008  •  AppleScript, Custom Function, FileMaker, Podcast  •  Comments Off on Video: Quicksilver for Large Type Functionality

Video: Growl Integration

by Michael Gaslowitz

This post demonstrates how to integrate the Growl notification system for Mac OS X with your FileMaker Pro Database. Growl notifications are called via an AppleScript that has been formatted into a custom function. FileMaker Pro Advanced is required to view the custom function. These notifications can be used whenever you want to alert a […]

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July 11, 2008  •  AppleScript, Custom Function, FileMaker, Podcast, Scripting  •  3 Comments

Configure AppleScript to Work with FileMaker

by Michael Gaslowitz

Before we get into all of the cool things you can do with FileMaker, we need to make sure it is configured to work properly with Apple’s scripting utility, AppleScript. Head into the Finder, navigate to Applications > AppleScript, and open up AppleScript Utility. Check the box Enable GUI Scripting. You are now ready for […]

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May 20, 2008  •  AppleScript, FileMaker  •  Comments Off on Configure AppleScript to Work with FileMaker