Using Filemaker for a Not-So-Pro
May 19, 2010 12:16 PM Subscribe
My dad has inherited an old Filemaker Pro 7 (Mac) database. He needs to access and update the data... from his Windows machine, without Filemaker. Help!
posted by nkknkk to computers & internet (9 answers total)
My dad isn't a luddite, but isn't particularly tech-savvy ("How do I use the Wikipedia?"), and I know nothing about databases at all. He's been put in charge of maintaining a club history - names, addresses, activities etc of members, that stretches back at least a decade, and has been stored in Filemaker Pro (Mac). The most important use of this information is to print a weekly roster of participants, ranked in a certain way.
How can he get to the info from this old Mac file into something he can manipulate with Windows? Does he need to buy Filemaker for Windows (and will that work)? What's an easy (easier!) way for him to manage and maintain this information over time?