my Name is Martin Trautmann, from the south of Germany (black forest). I did not find any hint whether to introduce myself here. But this forum has been recommended to me and I wanted to "warn" you about maybe a flood of questions which I might drop in here.
So please don't hesitate to tell me directly when I have not noticed a previous answer or may have failed to follow the established standards here. Please keep in mind that I'm not a native English speaker and may have to ask or reformulate if I failed to say what I actually meant to say.
About myself: I'm a long term filemaker user. I started with FileMaker Pro 2.1 (.fp) in 1994, used FileMaker 3 excessively and even maintained the FileMaker FAQs within a .fp3 database, which was used to post on news:comp.databases.filemaker .
I've stayed on MacOS 7.6 and .fp3 for ages,
then switched to MacOS 10.3 and .fp7 and became stuck at MacOS 10.10 and FMP11 until the change became inevitable.
So I'm on .fp12 and FMP20 now (yeah, I noticed that there is no version 20 any more, but "Claris FileMaker 2023" instead, but I'll prefer to name it FMP20, ok?)
FMP/Claris lacked to give me any improvements for my actual work. So I never saw any need to change to a newer versions, even less for newer licencing models which did not match my actual single user needs. But FMP11 forced me to stay on MacOS10.10, which became more and more unusable for mail and web.
So please excuse me if I have to catch up with the current release and the long history of changes that happend in between - and me whining about features that I now miss from the ancient history of former versions.
Thanks for your help!