Placing and item in the services menu it makes it very easy to look up functions, script steps and other FileMaker functionality whilst writing calculations, chatting, reading email or Web pages, as in this example:
The menu item is localized in English, French & German.
To install the application drag it to the Applications folder and then enable the service from the Services list in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel of the Keyboard preference pane.
Note: the pasteboard server does not always recognise new services immediately. If the menu item does not appear in the list of services please try logging out and logging back in.
FM Help Service cannot be used with FileMaker version prior 11 since those versions do not support the Mac OS X services menu.
The length of the selection is truncated to a maximum of 64 characters (the help systems does not much like searches based on long strings).
Please send any feedback, suggestions or bug reports via the Contact form. If you have a suggestion for how this might be improved I'd be very interested in hearing it.
If you'd like to see a localised version in any of the languages supported by FileMaker and are able to assist with the translation I'd be delighted to hear from you.
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