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Moving Between Layouts

So far, all the changes made to the database have been done using the same layout. However, when you work with a FileMaker Pro database, you typically end up using multiple layouts so that you can view your data in alternative ways and work with data in other tables.

In FileMaker Pro, there are several ways to move between layouts.

  • Click the Layout field in the Status Toolbar. A menu of available layouts displays from which you can select the layout that you want to move to.
  • Use the Go to Layout command, located in the View menu.
  • Click on a button that has been set up in the content area for moving to another layout. For example, in the Contacts database that we are working with, clicking the Contact List button (located in the top-left corner of the screen) takes you to the Desktop > Contacts layout.

Use one of the preceding methods to change to the Desktop > Contacts layout. This layout is designed to display the contact records in a list.

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