Creating and managing layouts and reports
FileMaker Pro layouts determine how information is organized for viewing, printing, reporting, finding, and entering data. Layouts don’t store your data—they just display it.
Database files can have many different layouts, which display data in a variety of ways. Within one database file, you can design separate layouts for entering data, reporting summaries, printing mailing labels, displaying data graphically in charts, working with a database in a web browser or on a touch device, and so on. You can change a layout’s design without affecting the data or other layouts for the file. When you change the data in a field, the changes are reflected in the same field on all the layouts in the database.
In a layout, you:
When you create a database file (without using one of the Starter Solution files shipped with FileMaker Pro), FileMaker Pro automatically creates a layout for the initial table in the file, and for each newly added table that contains fields.
You create layouts and reports by using the New Layout/Report assistant, which guides you through creating the layout or report according to options you choose, such as the type of device the layout will display on, the default view for the layout, the layout fields, and the way data is grouped and sorted. See Creating a layout.
After creating a layout, you can do things like duplicate, delete, or rename it, or organize layouts into folders. You can also set options to print or preview records in columns, and to control which views are available to view or print the layout.
Related topics 
Best practices for designing layouts
Tips for designing layouts
Creating dynamic reports in Table View
Sorting records by subsummary values
Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background
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Topics in this section
Creating a layout
Editing layouts
Working with layout parts
Adding fields to a layout
Creating portals to display related records
Drawing and inserting objects on a layout
Working with panel controls on layouts
Working with popovers on layouts
Working with web viewers on layouts
Controlling how layouts print
Setting up script triggers
Troubleshooting layouts