Printing labels
To create mailing labels, create a Labels layout or a Vertical Labels layout. You can choose from several predesigned label types or specify custom dimensions for your labels.
Labels layouts use merge fields, which expand or contract to fit the data in the field, and use no space if the field is empty.
To create a Labels layout or Vertical Labels layout:
In Layout mode, click New Layout/Report.
The New Layout/Report assistant appears. For onscreen help as you work in the assistant, press F1 (Windows) or Command-? (OS X).
For Show records from, choose the table that contains the records you want to use for your labels. For Layout Name, type a name for the layout.
Choose Printer, then choose either Labels or Vertical Labels. Click Continue.
In the Specify Label Layout panel, choose either Use label measurements for and choose from the list of standard label types, or choose Use custom measurements and enter values for your labels’ dimensions. Click Next.
Click Finish.
Considerations when you print labels
When you print labels, you usually use either individual sheets of labels, or a continuous-feed roll of labels (for dot matrix printers).
Because FileMaker Pro considers the selected printer and print or page setup information when it calculates margins and other measurements on the layout, you must verify these settings before you create a Labels layout.
To verify printer settings for a Labels layout or Vertical Labels layout:
Choose File menu > Print Setup (Windows) or Page Setup (OS X).
In Preview mode, you can also click Print Setup (Windows) or Page Setup (OS X) in the status toolbar.
If you define a custom paper size for printing labels on a dot matrix printer, this changes your default print or page setup information. Make sure you reset these options before you print other layouts.
Note  FileMaker Pro uses merge fields when you create a Labels layout or Vertical Labels layout. You can't enter or edit data using merge fields; switch to Browse mode or use another layout for that purpose.
Related topics 
Creating a layout
Placing merge fields on a layout
Formatting fields and text for vertical writing
Troubleshooting label printing