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  1. #1
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    Need help with english

    Hey Peoples!
    I would need your help with an english text. I wrote this text for a very small documentation. Just for us in the company here. But i think, the other people will not really understand what i mean
    So it would be nice if someone could have a look about my text and give me some information about my failures...

    First of all, we have to create a datasource: Click extras > Data Sources
    Click on New Datasource, than enter a name for your new datasource. Select the database type (dbase). Now enter the path to your *.dbf-File which was genereted by FileMaker Pro. You just can enter the path, not the filename.
    Now, it's very easy to enter the fields you need/want.
    Just click on Insert > cross-reference. Choose the tab „Database“. In the list „Field type“ select „mail merge field“. In the other field, „Database selection“ select the datasource which you has created. Click on the small + befor. Than select the table you want. The table have the same name like your exportet *.dbf-File.
    Click on the small + and a list with all fields within the table will be opend.
    With a doubleclick to a fieldname you will add the value to your document.
    Thank you very much!

  2. #2
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    break it up a bit.

    Also, illustrations/screenshots are worth a thousand engrish phrases.
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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  3. #3
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    Do you have ever seen screemshots in a txt-File?
    I really just wanna know where the failures in my english are...

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    You're you limited to a text file? That sucks. ARe you sure you couldn't use something else? HTML? PDF? JPG?

    Your english isn't horrible. It needs to be broken up a bit more though. It's hard to follow where each distinct action begins and ends. Consider using more paragraphs.
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy
    You're you limited to a text file? That sucks. ARe you sure you couldn't use something else? HTML? PDF? JPG?
    Who cares? It's just because of the english text ;-) The text will always be the some... It doesn't matters what file format it is...
    And, ist just a small text-file at the server... no x... nothing ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy
    Your english isn't horrible.
    Ok, thank's. Could you follow my documentation? If yes, then is everything ok
    Last edited by ChiefRebelAngel; 01-20-05 at 12:41. Reason: forgott something...

  6. #6
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    How about this? .. all copyrights reserved
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    First, create a data source:
    Click [extras] > [Data Sources]
    Click on [New Datasource], then enter a name for your new data source.

    Select the database type (dbase). Now enter the path to your *.dbf-File which was generated by FileMaker Pro. (Enter the full path, not just the filename).

    Now, it's very easy to enter the fields you need/want.
    Click [Insert] > [cross-reference]
    Open tab “Database”.
    In the list “Field type” select [mail merge field].

    In the other field, “Database selection” select the data source that you have created (click on the sign “+” first then select the table you want. The table should have the same name as the exported *.dbf-File).

    Click on the sign “+” and a list of all fields within the table will be shown.
    You can add a value to your document by double-clicking a fieldname.
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    @GDMI:
    Thank you very much! That's pretty cool! Thank you!

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