New version includes improved script reporting and automatic problem detection


Vince Menanno
Phone: 602-956-7080
Fax: 602-956-6754


PHOENIX. December 17, 1999. Over the last few years, DocuScript has shown
itself to be an invaluable tool for Filemaker developers looking to
troubleshoot and document their projects. Now with improved script
reporting and automatic problem detection, it has become even easier for
developers to rediscover their scripts.

Aim DocuScript at a FileMaker project and it will extract every script in
every file and quickly generate a series of reports — starting with an
overview of the files in the project, right down to the individual script
steps. Click on a reference to an external script, and DocuScript instantly
jumps to that script. Move through scripts step by step, or let DocuScript
trace through an entire script for you and build a hierarchical report of
every instruction, every external script, and every recursion.

One of the new features in DocuScript 2.0, and one that will appeal to
anyone responsible for large FileMaker projects, is the small, but powerful
Problem Dot. DocuScript now automatically searches through all your scripts
and marks any file containing an error, including such things as broken
relationships, missing fields, and missing layouts. Click on a file name
and you’ll find another Problem Dot next to each problem script. Click on a
script and continue to follow the dots straight to the bugs.

You can generate a Problem Report that summarizes all the problems found by
DocuScript, or perform your own customized searches across all the files in
your project. Search for a field name, a status function, or any of the
standard FileMaker terms built into the DocuScript search engine.

With all this script information gathered together, DocuScript is also the
perfect tool for documenting your projects. You can add comments anywhere
in the project database generated by DocuScript or easily copy the
information you need into your own reports.

DocuScript requires FileMaker 5.0 running under Mac OS 7.6.1 or better on a
PowerPC-equipped Macintosh. You can purchase DocuScript for $79.00 US,
online from the Waves In Motion website, or upgrade your current copy for

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For all their products, Waves In Motion offers a demo version you can try
before you make your purchase. The demo version of DocuScript allows you to
try out all the features in the application, but does not allow you to save
your work.

Waves in Motion is the developer of a growing collection of FileMaker
solutions and plug-ins, including Script Scheduler, the Analyzer, and The
Dragon Web Surveys. They are active members of the FileMaker Solution
Alliance and the Apple Developer Program, and have been consulting and
developing FileMaker solutions since 1990.