Working with layout parts
FileMaker Pro layouts are divided into layout parts, sections of the layout that determine how data in a field is treated and displayed. By using parts, you can control how FileMaker Pro prints data, for example:
Each layout must have at least one part. Layout parts can contain fields, portals, buttons, text, charts and other objects. In Layout mode, gray horizontal lines mark the division between layout parts (part boundaries).
Part labels display horizontally or vertically on the left side of a layout.
Part label and part boundary
To switch part labels between the vertical and horizontal position:
Tip  To display a vertical part label horizontally for a moment, hold down the mouse button on a vertical part label. When you release the mouse, the label returns to the vertical position.
Parts are assigned styles that are defined by the theme of the layout. You can use the Inspector to customize part styles. See Setting the fill, line style, and borders for objects, layout parts, and the layout background.
Note  The New Layout/Report assistant automatically creates the appropriate layout parts depending on the choices you make. You can add, change, or delete layout parts after you finish the assistant as needed. For information on creating layouts, see Creating a layout.
Topics in this section
About layout part types
Adding a layout part
Changing a layout part
Defining page breaks and numbering
Reordering layout parts
Resizing layout parts
Deleting layout parts