Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions. This FAQ is supplemental documentation to the built-in help content, available in ArtVault Pro.
If you choose to host the ArtVault data file with an instance of FileMaker SERVER, then you could use windows server hardware to do so. In this case the data file alone is uploaded into the server runtime, not requiring a full installation of ArtVault Pro on that machine. This does not change the fact that client computers need to be Apple devices. FileMaker Server is also more expensive – for this reason it is usually only considered for work groups larger than 5 computers.
ArtVault Custom gives you access to all FileMaker features, including WebDirect. It also allows you to keep your collection private and "safe", except for those pieces of information you choose to share with the public. Use one of the additional FileMaker database files that come with ArtVault Custom to create views and functionality specifically to be displayed on the Internet.
If you have an advanced website and a larger budget, you could consider Custom Web Publishing, which relies on PHP coding and allows integration with other web front-end and back-end solutions.
1. Click on the Apple-Menu and select System Preferences
2. Click on Security & Privacy
3. Unlock the panel by clicking on the lock-icon at the bottom (enter admin password)
4. Set the setting to Anywhere
Just as with high-resolution images, we don't recommend storing entire movie files in the database. This would make it very slow when accessing ArtVault Pro remotely over the Internet, and ultimately lead to problems when attempting to create backups. We recommend having a directory on a hard drive (local or network) with the original high-res images – or in this case, videos. In ArtVault Pro, you can choose a still image from the video as an identifier. This can be done with a simple screen-shot. Upload this picture into the actual picture field of the image record then link the movie to one of two high-res path fields available for each image record. This allows you to open the movie from within ArtVault Pro, but without having the database file take on an excessive size.
There are different quality and compression settings when saving a PDF. These settings are the primary factor for file size, not the actual number of pages. With appropriate compression settings, it's possible to limit the size of a PDF document with 60 pages, complete with images, to 500 KB and still retain a good quality. Apple's Preview application allows for saving with different quality settings, as well as the more complex and advanced Adobe Acrobat.
We consider Excel spreadsheets the best source because you can add a first row with the future FileMaker field names (for easy mapping during import), and can check each column for data consistency. Below are two links to resource documents. The first shows how data should be laid out in Excel for a successful import, the second lists the most common import fields in the artworks and contacts individuals section.
Excel Document Sample for Import
ArtVault Importable Fields
1. Open the FileMaker application without opening ArtVault Pro
2. From the File Menu choose "Sharing - FileMaker Network..."
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