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About FmPro Layout Diff
FmPro Layout Diff extracts and compares field
info from FileMaker layouts. This info is presented in a columnar format
for viewing, exporting, and comparison. Fields can be compared by either
Field ID or Field Name, with the resulting differences displayed in
a re-sizable, sortable list.
FmPro Layout Diff quickly shows FileMaker 8.5 layout object names for
an entire layout, without requiring each and every object to be individually
clicked. Large layouts are instantly resized and printed on a single
page for documentation and development purposes.
How it Works
FmPro Layout Diff uses information within
a Mac OS X clippings file to extract information about FileMaker layouts.
A clippings file is created on MacOSX by selecting all of the objects
on a FileMaker layout, and dragging the objects to the Mac OS X Desktop.
The clippings file includes a PICT image representation of the layout
in as it would appear in design mode. This image of the layout is displayed
in the FmPro Layout Diff main window. The other component of the clippings
file consists of XML info from which field information is extracted
and listed within the Info Window. The extracted info includes the FileMaker
8.5 Object Name, Field Name, Field ID and Table Occurance Name.