FileMaker Pro 8.5

FileMaker have recently released the latest version of FileMaker, FileMaker Pro 8.5.

FileMaker Pro 8.5 uses the same file format as FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8 but there are some new features.

In addition to the new features of FileMaker Pro 8, one of the most useful new features in FileMaker Pro 8.5 is the Web Viewer. Below is a little bit of information about the Web Viewer, taken straight from FileMaker 's website at

"FileMaker Web Viewer

Web Viewer

As effortlessly as you can bookmark a web page in your browser, you can add a live web page to a record in your database.

Beyond bookmarks

FileMaker and the Web: two great sources of information that now work together seamlessly. The FileMaker Web Viewer is a new layout object that puts a live Web browser window in your database.

Build it once, and then let your database deliver information from the Web directly to FileMaker. Add live links to your customer, vendor or reseller web pages in your database. The next time you contact your client or purchasing agent, you'll have their latest data right in front of you.

A world of information at your command

Looking for a place to organize all of your research information? Look no further. Arrange all of your web pages, book references, interviews and more in one place by adding a Tab Control with a FileMaker Web Viewer on each tab. Whether you are an engineer who needs to organize information on heating vents or a journalist managing source material for an article or a business owner researching products and vendors before buying, you'll benefit from a database that harnesses the Web for you.

Instant updates, instant productivity

Or perhaps you develop FileMaker Pro solutions for your workgroup. Guarantee that your users have the latest information on how to use your solution by publishing instructions to a web page. Then add a FileMaker Web Viewer to your solution that displays that web page.

Setup the FileMaker Web Viewer once, and it's like a cruise control — your database browses the Web automatically. You'll get a more complete picture of the facts you need to make critical decisions."

All of Cruse Control's current products ship with FileMaker Pro 8.5 and we have made use of several of these new features. They will also run in FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8, but are not compatible with anything before this.

Previous versions of our products, such as CONTACTS! v2 and WorkflowPLUS! v2, are still available and can run in FileMaker Pro 5.5 all the way up to FileMaker Pro 8.5.

Please see below for system requirements for FileMaker Pro 8.5. Please also note that neither FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Pro 8 or FileMaker Pro 8.5 are available in Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2.2 (Classic.)

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Cruse Control Limited

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System Requirements for FileMaker Pro 8.5


* Pentium III 500MHz or higher
* 256MB of RAM
* CD-ROM drive and hard disk drive
* SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and display
* Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP (Service Pack 2)


* Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intel processor
* 256MB of RAM
* CD-ROM drive and hard disk drive
* Mac OS X 10.3.9 for Power PC-based Macs or Max OS X 10.4.5 for
  Intel-based Macs

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