Athenaeum Pro 2017 changes Notes about changes in Athenaeum Pro 2017
Athenaeum Pro 2017 changes (pdf) PDF version of the notes about changes in Athenaeum Pro 2017
Athenaeum Pro Manual (html version) A simplified manual that covers the basics, and includes Athenaeum Pro 2016, 2016.5 changes.
Athenaeum Pro 2016.5 PDF version PDF version

Athenaeum Pro 2013 Manual (pdf) Lots there, don't try and read it during morning tea :)
Note that this is the go to reference for all things Athenaeum Pro. If you are using Athenaeum Pro 2014/15/16, then the screen shots in this manual don't quite match your version, but you should still know where you are.
2013 Web Template Documentation Notes about the Athenaeum Pro 2013 PHP web templates for FileMaker Server 12/13/14/15. The web publishing engine must be enabled and configured for PHP.


The best way to open a networked Athenaeum file is to use a Windows Shortcut or a Mac Alias that is in the form of an fmp: URL. When you correctly install FileMaker Pro on a computer, the installer also creates an association with "fmp://" uri schemes with FileMaker. The format of the opener is as shown: fmp://your_filemaker_server/ap_AthenaeumPro.fmp12

Athenaeum Pro 2013…2017 opener (for FileMaker 13/14/15/16) If the caps lock key is down on launch, you can customise the reference to your server

"Kiosk" client (for FileMaker 14/15/16) If your network blocks broadcast address, then you need to change the references from * to the ip or dns address of your server. You will only need to do this once on the master copy before you distribute it.

You can do this by opening the file with FileMaker Pro 14, 15 or 16 and ensuring the the CAPS LOCK key is down and press and hold the CONTROL key until the “Manage Data Sources” dialog is displayed.

Athenaeum Resource 2013...2017 opener  
Athenaeum Alternate 2013...2017 opener  

Old version Updater 2014-16.5 to 2017.5

The updater will update the older versions Athenaeum Pro 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2016.5 to Athenaeum Pro 2017.5.

To update even earlier versions, please contact us.

requires FileMaker Pro 16 or higher

Updater instructions Seriously, read this before updating.

Athenaeum Pro 2014/2016.5 updater..

Works with Athenaeum Pro 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2016.5. For older versions you must export data and containers from within Athenaeum and then import into Athenaeum Pro 2017.5.

This is an updater that can update standard Athenaeum Pro, Resource Athenaeum Pro or "Alternate" Athenaeum Pro.

You will need to re-enter your serial number. If you don't have a serial number for Athenaeum Pro 2017.5, then you can purchase one from SumWare Consulting. If you have a current support agreement with SumWare Consulting, please contact us for your serial number and to make arrangements for a convenient time to update.

Patch for 2017 and 2017.5

This patcher will patch only Athenaeum Pro 2017 and 2017.5 to the April 2018 release of Athenaeum Pro 2017.5.

Do not use with earlier versions.

requires FileMaker Pro 16 or higher

Updater instructions Just read this first, please.

Athenaeum Pro 2017 patcher..

Works only with Athenaeum Pro 2017 or Athenaeum Pro 2017.5.

Miscellaneous Downloads

Miscellaneous downloads.


Athenaeum Pro is based on the excellent FileMaker family of products. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server licences are provided separately or you may provide your own (check your versions for compatibility).

Trial Athenaeum versions can be converted to full versions with the purchase and entry of a serial number. Trial and run-time software is almost fully functional, except that it is time limited and has no networking, web, charting nor export to pdf features. Run-times also can't edit bar code labels.

"Trial" versions of our software can be opened using FileMaker Pro to enable networking. FileMaker Server is required for high performance networking, live automated backups and PHP web publishing functions.

You can also download a trial of FileMaker Pro by clicking this link.

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