My Filemaker Pro Programming Standards:
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This document describethe FMP7 preference settings and file options used in development projects and solutions.
No rules defined
All Layout options should be unchecked; the Color option must always be set to "Web Palette".
No rules defined; usually the default values are used.
Auto-Update is unchecked because updating in the middle of a project may be risky.
Enable Font Locking, set Roman character set to Arial for Windows compatibility. No rules for other settings.
During development, "Admin" is used as the default user for the
usually be changed before the solution is delivered. For all other files, "Guest" is used, but "Guest" has only "Run Script" and "View Layout" access, and the actual user is set by the
security model chapter).
The "Switch Layout" option is disabled. The scripts "OnOpen" and "OnClose" shall be run when the database file is opened or closed.
Setting depends on solution. Usually, spell check is disabled.
Text Handling setting depends on solution. Usually, smart quotes are disabled, and Roman and Asian text enabled.
be set to "Always use system settings".
Setting depends on solution. Usually, auto-import of camera images is disabled.
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