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2empowerFM Plug-ins for #FileMaker 17

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FMT Newswire – Crestline, CA, May 21, 2018 — 2empowerFM Developer Assistant and Hands-Free Printer updates are now available to correct incompatibilities with FileMaker 17. All other 2empowerFM plug-ins have been tested as FileMaker 17 ready.

Developer Assistant v3.3 is available immediately at This is a free and recommended update for licenses purchased Feb 10, 2016 and later. In addition to FM 17 fixes, a number of bugs and errors that affect earlier FM versions were also fixed. Full details of fixes and changes can be found in the release notes (see

Hands-Free Printer v3.66 is available immediately at This is a free and recommended update for licenses purchased May 16, 2014 and later. In addition to FM 17 fixes, HFP for Windows corrects a bug in setting the \’All pages\’ checkbox and can now set msctls_trackbar32 printer-specific controls. Full details of fixes and changes can be found in the release notes (see

About 2empowerFM Plug-ins: Our 2empowerFM line of plug-ins save you time during FileMaker development and add powerful features to your FileMaker solutions.

2empowerFM Developer Assistant (see – Quickly search all scripts to find ones containing a string or pattern. – Find table names, function and script step names, field metadata, and more, without generating a DDR. – Replace text in script steps and in the multi-line text boxes of any dialog. – Debug and develop faster by evaluating highlighted expressions immediately instead of copying, closing dialogs, and pasting into FileMaker\’s Data Viewer.

2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer (see – Automate printing and control printer-specific settings. – Save money by enforcing the use of double sided and toner saver modes. – Prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record.

2empowerFM Menu Popper (see – Pop-up multi-level menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout. – Use unique dropdown menus to show type-ahead search results from multiple searches. – Make menu items bold, italic, underlined, bulleted, or add separator lines between items.

2empowerFM Keyboard and Mouse (see – Easily link hotkeys to scripts, create image-map buttons, and change the mouse cursor.

2empowerFM SQL Runner (see – Insert and Update data in any FileMaker table without changing layouts or creating extra table relationships. – Use an SQL query in a calculated field to generate dynamic pop-up lists. – One of our FREE plug-ins!

2empowerFM Text Toolkit (see – Perform powerful search and replace in database text using Perl-compatible regular-expressions. – Generate a hash of data using many algorithms including SHA512, SHA256, and MD5.

FREE! 2empowerFM Clipboard Explorer (see – Save and restore objects on the clipboard including stylized text, FileMaker scripts, and layout objects. – Also totally FREE!

Pricing and Availability:

Plug-in updates are available immediately at Updates for paid plug-ins are free for those who purchased a license within the last year, or longer if intervening plug-in releases contain only minor new features or small fixes. Check the dates posted in the release notes (see to see if you qualify for a free upgrade on your particular plug-in license. All older licenses may be upgraded for 50% off the price of an equivalent new license.

All plug-ins can be tested for 30 days free of charge and demos are fully functional. Up to three demo extensions are available upon request.

About Dracoventions:

Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA. Dracoventions is focused on inventing software that empowers you to save development time, expand FileMaker\’s abilities, and create a better user experience. With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, SQL Runner, Text Toolkit, and more. Plug-ins are available at


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