The FileMaker Platform includes amazing, new design tools to help you create powerful, easy-to-use solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.

These are some of the tools that make designing layouts in the FileMaker 14 platform better than the previous versions of FileMaker.

Button Bar

Create groups of buttons that you can use for navigation or as custom toolbars. Each button automatically maintains equal proportions as you resize your window — whether you have 2 buttons or 50. Make the button bar horizontal or vertical and display the active state of each button.

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Button Icons

Get 140 professionally designed button icons that cover a wide variety of tasks to use in your buttons. You can change the icon colour, apply conditional formatting and import your own custom icons. These icons can be combined with button text and also integrated with the button object. Learn how to add your own button icons here.

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Top and Bottom Navigation Parts

Easily move through your solution with these new layout parts. Add button bars to the top and bottom navigation parts to make your layouts even easier to use. These parts remain static on your layout, so when you scroll the navigation is always visible.

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In-Field Labels

Simplify your layouts by adding placeholder text or instructions inside a field. This text disappears when you type.

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Colour Selection

Having trouble selecting just the right colour for your layout? The colour palette displays colours that coordinate with your current theme so it’s easy to create attractive layouts. Select a colour and additional colour options automatically appear so you can choose the best colour for your layouts. HEX values let you match colours you already have — like from your logo or website.

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Object Component Styles

Control how components of your objects look. Select the colour of icons in control styles such as pop-up menus, drop-down lists, and calendars. Change the colour of radio buttons and checkbox sets. And display either a check mark or an X in the checkbox set.

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Enhanced Starter Solutions

Events and Projects are entirely redesigned with a clean, new look and simplified workflow. Plus, all 16 Starter Solutions now have layouts tailored for FileMaker WebDirect in addition to the desktop and iOS layouts.

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