FileMaker Pro 7, touted as the most significant new version ever released of FileMaker’s popular database software, now enables users to import, store, and export any file or document to or from the software’s database–including Portable Document Files; Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files; digital images, video, or music; and more. Also new is the ability to open multiple windows in the same database, giving users faster and simultaneous access to different views of their information.

The modern redesign of FileMaker Pro 7 uses streamlined relational architecture that enables users to simplify information management by storing multiple tables within a single file, its creators say. A new Relationships Graph presents a visual “map” of the database and lets users create and modify relationships with a simple click-and-drag tool. To keep pace with rich-media management and other sophisticated solutions, FileMaker Pro 7 has expanded FileMaker’s data capacity to 8 terabytes per file–or 4,000 times the old limit.

FileMaker Pro 7 is available now for Windows and Mac OS X platforms for $299 as a stand-alone purchase or $149 as an upgrade. With the purchase of 10 to 24 licenses, FileMarker is education priced at $125 per license and includes a year of maintenance.

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