Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98 
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 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98

You sure can, just make sure that the files are named with the 3 letter
extension FP3, with a period before them, i.e. myfile.FP3 or database.FP3

These files will automatically be recognized by Filemaker for Windows.
Filemaker files are, by nature, cross-platform.


hnny Pontiac MonacoI would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro
Version 3.0 Mac files to
hnny Pontiac MonacoFilemaker Pro for Windows 98.

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JP



Sat, 05 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98

I would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro Version 3.0 Mac files to
Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.


Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98
I would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro Version 3.0 Mac files to
Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.


Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98
Yes.

Rules to follow in doing so.

1. Name the db's with only 8 characters max followed by a period and fp3  ie.
"mydata.fp3"

2. Copy the database from the Mac on a PC formatted disk.

3. Understand that the same size fonts on the Mac will be 10-15% larger on the
PC.  This will affect layouts, especially those  with wrap arround text.

Steven Scharf
SCS Media Services
57 East 11th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10003
212-822-8555

P.S.  There is no specifc product Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.  It is not
specific to the operating system and is called Filemaker Pro 3.0 (Windows
Version).


I would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro Version 3.0 Mac files to
Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98


Quote:
>Yes.

>Rules to follow in doing so.

>1. Name the db's with only 8 characters max followed by a period and fp3  ie.
>"mydata.fp3"

The 'fp3' extension is necessary, but the name can be longer than 8
characters. Occasionally, FileMaker Win will fail to open a database that
originated on the Mac. It will display the error

      "<garbage chars>" could not be found and is required to complete
this operation.

Thi seems to be the result of a 'bad' filename, even though it appears to
be a legal filename. If this happens, rename it on the mac using only
alpha chars and try again.

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Chris Tyrrell
Quality Assurance
CE Software, Inc.

http://www.cesoft.com
http://www.quickeys.com



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98
If you want to get real picky, not even the .fp3 is necessary. You only
need that if you want to double click the document to have it open. You
can open a file with whatever extension you want from within FM.

PB

Quote:



> >Yes.

> >Rules to follow in doing so.

> >1. Name the db's with only 8 characters max followed by a period and fp3  ie.
> >"mydata.fp3"

> The 'fp3' extension is necessary, but the name can be longer than 8
> characters. Occasionally, FileMaker Win will fail to open a database that
> originated on the Mac. It will display the error

>       "<garbage chars>" could not be found and is required to complete
> this operation.

> Thi seems to be the result of a 'bad' filename, even though it appears to
> be a legal filename. If this happens, rename it on the mac using only
> alpha chars and try again.

> --
> Chris Tyrrell
> Quality Assurance
> CE Software, Inc.

> http://www.cesoft.com
> http://www.quickeys.com



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98
If you follow my rules it will work.  If you follow the other suggestions made
you propbably will have problems.  Why would you want to advise somebody
(probably a newbie) shortcuts that might cause problems.

Steven Scharf
SCS Media Services
57 East 11th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10003
212-822-8555



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98


Quote:
>If you follow my rules it will work.  If you follow the other suggestions made
>you propbably will have problems.  Why would you want to advise somebody
>(probably a newbie) shortcuts that might cause problems.

>Steven Scharf
>SCS Media Services
>57 East 11th Street, 9th Floor
>New York, New York 10003
>212-822-8555


Because I ABHOR 8 character filenames! ; )

--
Chris Tyrrell
Quality Assurance
CE Software, Inc.

http://www.cesoft.com
http://www.quickeys.com



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98



Quote:
> I would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro Version 3.0 Mac files
to
> Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.

Seemlessly... in my opinion, you just have to open the files with your
Windows version and it will work fine. Be sure to
add the .fp3 extension to all your files...  and don't use floppy disk to
move the file from the Mac to Windowsn (there is a
chance you will lose the long file names).

Good luck

Philippe Lazzaroni
Direct Impact inc.



Sun, 06 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Convert Filemaker Pro version 3.0 (Mac). to Filemaker Pro for Windows 98

Quote:

> I would like to know if I can convert Filemaker Pro Version 3.0 Mac files to
> Filemaker Pro for Windows 98.

As far as i know, the only thing you need to do is to add the .fp3
extension on the win machine. Then just open the files as you would in a
mac.
This is because the format of FileMaker 3.0 mac/win is the same of
FileMaker Pro 4.0 mac/win.

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    Rui Quintino
    FileMaker Pro Developer

    ________________________________



Sat, 12 Jan 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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