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How to view a FM PRO 5 dbase without the app.

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I have a filemaker pro 5 database that I would like to view, but do not have the application. Is there some way to do this - utility, freeware?
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Rob H.
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weed earned 200 total points
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Sure, just drop it on something like Maclink which will translate it to just about anything.
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by:hennigar
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What about if you don't have Maclink -I'm using a PC with Windows XP?
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by:weed
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Probably out of luck then.
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Email the file to be. I'll bind into a runtime app for you.

Marty
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by:weed
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marty: Provide solutions that can be repeated by other users, and post them to EE, not via email. Otherwise EE becomes useless to future users.
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I agree!  As I'm sure you are aware, a developer version of FM can bind an application into a runtime application.  So for EE explanation purposes, a FM file bound into runtime app will allow the user to view the contents of a file without having to buy a viewer or some other application to do so.  What you do need is someone willing to bind it for you that owns FM Developer.  So I don't see that he's out of luck, but I can't bind it if I don't have it.

Just willing to help out here!

Marty
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by:paki
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If you only want to view the records, why not just DL the FileMaker trial from http://www.filemaker.com
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