Specify Label Contents (New Layout/Report assistant)

In this panel of the New Layout/Report assistant, you place the fields and text you want to print on each label.



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Place fields on the label

In Available fields, double-click each field you want, in the order you want them to appear.

To choose a field in another table, first choose the table from the list, and then place the field. You can also create a new field or table by choosing Manage Database from the list of tables.

Move a field to a new line

In Label contents, click to place the insertion point before the field you want to move (before the angle bracket delimiters <<). Then press Enter or Return.

Place text or punctuation between fields

In Label contents, click where you want the text or punctuation, then type what you want.

Remove a field from the label

In Label contents, select the field name and the delimiters (<< and >>), then press Backspace or Delete.

Important  FileMaker Pro Advanced formats fields on a Labels layout as merge fields. Merge fields are enclosed by double angle brackets (<< and >>). Make sure to select these brackets along with the field name if you move or delete a field name on the layout. Don't insert punctuation or other text inside the brackets unless it's part of the field name.


You can’t enter or edit data using merge fields; use another layout for that purpose.

When you modify the alignment of text in vertical labels, adjustments to the left move text up and adjustments to the right move text down.

Related topics 

Creating a layout

Printing labels and envelopes