Hi, I wondered if any database users could advise me. I manage exams scores and other assessments at my school using some excel spreadsheets. They do some cool things (including calculations that bring my PB (1.25 GHz) to its knees. However, my colleagues tend to make a mess of things when entering data (thanks to the unpredictability of Excel on multiple machines). It is likely I should be using a proper database. I own Filemaker 7 and I understand database basics but I found it hard to get into. The interface is unlike any other OS X app (more like OS 9 or Amiga OS). I miss being able to copy blocks of text from list view like in Excel. My IT guy said it would be easy to set up a database on our network using Access (like the app, he is Windows only). Is Access easier to use? Is FM 8 any better looking or usable than FM7? Can I really do complex calculations in FM, like in Excel? Can FM make graphs of data? Sorry for the long post. Hope someone can help!