Troi Automatisering releases Troi Scout FM 1.0 for FileMaker Pro 8.5

New and revolutionary product lets you find selected text from any
Mac OS X application in your FileMaker Pro database with only a
keyboard shortcut!

March 12th, 2007, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands–Troi
Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Scout FM 1.0
for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

What is Troi Scout FM?

Troi Scout FM is our new and exciting utility for FileMaker Pro! With
Troi Scout FM you can select text in any Mac OS X application and
have Troi Scout FM find this text in your database with only a
keyboard shortcut.

This is not a plug-in!

The concept of Troi Scout FM might be at first a bit difficult to
grasp. It is different from our FileMaker plug-ins, in that it starts
from outside FileMaker Pro! You start by selecting some text, for
example a name in a document, and let Troi Scout FM find this text in
your database with only a keyboard shortcut. We have created a
QuickTime demo movie showing how it can be used.

Suggested Uses

Troi Scout FM is a tool to help you speed up finding the right data
in FileMaker Pro. It can open the FileMaker Pro application and
perform a script of your choice.

Troi Scout FM allows you for example to:

– select a name in a (Safari) web page and have it open your
FileMaker database and display the record of that name directly in
your own database

– select an invoice number quoted in an email from a customer and
open up the Invoices table, with the invoice showing.

– add any URL to your FileMaker database with an easy keyboard shortcut

– add a record if your selected text is not in the database

– and much more!


Troi Scout FM has the following features:

– it adds extra menus to the Services menu of every application

– it can open your FileMaker Pro application

– it can trigger any script you specify

– you can select the action by a menu or just a keyboard shortcut

– it works with selected text from applications like: Safari, Eudora,
Apple Mail, BBEdit, TextEdit, Preview (PDFs), Adobe Acrobat, iTunes,
XCode, and many others

– works without copy and paste

– works with standard AppleScripts for easy customization

– the keyboard shortcuts can be customized

– the download comes with an easy installer, an example movie and
example FileMaker database

– Troi Scout FM (application only) is localized for English, German and Dutch

Peter Baanen, company president, states: “I’m very proud that we
could make this revolutionary tool available for FileMaker users. The
concept of the Services Menu may be a bit difficult to grasp, until
recently I didn’t understand it either! But when you do, the
possibilities are amazing. With only a little customization of Troi
Scout FM you can have such fast and versatile access to your
FileMaker databases!”

We invite you to test drive Troi Scout FM and see what you can do with it!


A fully functional demo version of Troi Scout FM 1.0 is available for
downloading at Troi’s Web site at:

Troi Scout FM is available for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later for
PowerPC-based Macs or Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later for Intel-based Macs.
We have currently no plans for a Windows version.

Troi Scout FM has been tested with FileMaker Pro 8.5 and FileMaker
Pro Advanced 8.5. Troi Scout FM should also work with FileMaker Pro
8, FileMaker Pro Advanced 8, FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Developer 7
(and even older FileMaker versions) but the AppleScripts may need to
be modified, due to changes in AppleScript terminology.

Great Introduction offer

A single user license for Troi Scout FM normally costs US$59 per
user. But until April 30th, 2007 it only costs US$39 per user! We
also offer a 25 user license for just US$ 299 (regular price US$
399). You can order licenses from our web site.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker
Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001.
For more information, visit our web site at: (