FileMaker, Inc. has released a free FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 updater, which brings the changes and bug fixes found in FileMaker Pro 4.1 to FileMaker Pro 4.0 users without 4.1's new ODBC features (see "FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price" in TidBITS 447). Enhancements include the capabililty to import Excel 98 files, support for the Euro currency symbol, improvements to JPEG display within FileMaker, and several bug fixes related to importing, exporting, deleting, and sorting records in specific situations. The Mac OS updater is 1.8 MB; updaters are also available for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
Copy Before Submitting Web Forms
Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.
- FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price (21 Sep 98)