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I’m Reworking My Format

Hi all. Just wanted to let you know that the formatting for FileMaker Fever is temporarily in flux. I had been using a custom design but TypePad now allows me to use all of its make-it-dead-easy features and then customize on top of that – which gives me what I’ve been asking for. Full customizability without losing all the ease of use I signed up for.

This is one of TypePad’s new themes called April — I’m changing the colors a bit to give it a little more weight. I was looking for a theme with a white center column to match all my previously formatted graphics. I kind of like blue for this to compliment FileMaker’s blue. But I like dotted link underlines which I’ve added and prefer Georgia to the Times Roman default. And wanted a little larger type with more space. Now I just need to eliminate the underlines in the side column links.

I plan to customize further to get exactly what I want. However, the documentation is sparse so it may take a little while. Fiddling with the CSS is fun but I can never remember the exact syntax since I only use it every few months. I just customized the Studio Manager Bulletin theme to my satisfaction. This one is improving.

Luckily, TypePad’s support team provide a personal touch that fills the gaps when you get stuck and have a specific question. All I had to do was load the generic style sheet for April and then copy any pieces of it that I wanted to change to the Custom CSS entry box. Then I’ve been making little tweaks and previewing until I get what I am looking for. It’s easy people. Let’s see some more FileMaker bloggers out there!

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Introducing FileMaker Fever

I’ve been blogging on Tech Ronin for about a year now, really love blogging and enjoy participating in the blogging community. I’ve been a full-time FileMaker consultant since 1986 and introduced a FileMaker-based product called Studio Manager about eight years ago. I live and breathe FileMaker as my primary source of career expression and income.

So, when an awesome, exciting and very different new version of FileMaker – FileMaker Pro 7 – was released on March 9th, I started thinking about devoting a whole blog to the subject since I knew there would be much content to put here.

All sorts of new developments and ideas and techniques are and will continue to come out of this big new technology and I wanted to be there for it – first hand – telling the story to people who love FileMaker like I do. I’ll be introducing what I’ve found so far in the next weeks and then keep you up to date as more unfolds.

Things I’ve written recently about FileMaker 7:
FileMaker 7 Arrived Today
FileMaker Pro 7 Released
FileMaker 7 Rocks the House