Setting up FrameReady for Multi-User

Although FileMaker Pro comes “bundled” with FrameReady, a separate license must be purchased from SoftTouch Solutions for each additional device on which FMP is installed. Please call 1-888-281-3303. How to set up FrameReady for Multi-User On the Host computer open FrameReady by double-clicking on

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Setting up FrameReady on Your Network

Important: DO NOT install FrameReady on any computer other than the Host computer. How to set up FrameReady on your Network The default protocol for networking is TCP/IP. It is recommended that each computer be assigned a static IP address.

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Shared Files Overview

The FileMaker platform allows you to safely share your FileMaker information with Windows, Mac and iPad users. FrameReady information is stored in FileMaker files. Those files, in order to be shared, must be stored on a Host computer. The Host

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Networking Guidelines

Important Guidelines for using FrameReady on a Network Install all of the FrameReady files on the hard disk of your fastest computer. This will be the Host computer. Always open FrameReady on the Host computer first. All FrameReady files remain located on

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Adding a Host as a Favorite

Note: Make sure that FrameReady is open and set to Multi-user on the host computer.

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Cannot Find Host on Guest Computer

Instead of loading FrameReady from the Host computer, FileMaker cannot find the Host. Check that an active Firewall is not blocking FileMaker Pro. See: How to Add Firewall Exceptions

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Opening FrameReady on a Guest or Client Computer

In this situation, FrameReady is used on multiple computers. One computer has been designated as the host and it serves data to the guests or host computers. Often this computer is made unavailable to others who use FrameReady as a

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Opening & Closing FrameReady on a Network

Always exit client or guest computers before exiting the host computer. The Host computer is always the first computer to open FrameReady and the last computer to exit FrameReady. See more on networking.

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Modifying FrameReady on a Network

A variety of modifications can be made from specific computers.

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Setting up a Multi Site Network

Important: A multi site configuration requires the use of two servers. How to Set Up a Multi Site Network The FrameReady Multi Site configuration requires the use of two servers: Server One: The first server has FileMaker Server installed along

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Setting up Default Settings on a Network

If you are operating FrameReady on a network, the default settings must be set up on the Host, otherwise they will revert back to their original setting when you shut down.

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Setting Up Basic Business Data – FR10

Set Up Data icon allows you to enter information pertaining to the basics of your business: name, address, taxes, dates open, scheduling, fiscal start date, etc. You must visit this screen upon initial set up of your program.

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Setting Up Basic Business Data in FR9

Set Up Data icon allows you to enter information pertaining to basic areas of your business: name, address, taxes, dates open, scheduling, fiscal start date, etc. You must visit this screen upon initial set up of the program.

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About FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro (FMP) is the database application that was used to design and develop FrameReady; FMP is bundled with FrameReady as per a contractual agreement between FileMaker, Inc and SoftTouch Solutions Inc.

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