1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 15, 2013 9:21 AM by philmodjunk

    New user needing help



      New user needing help


           Hi, I have set up a new database and imported about 1800 records from a excel spreadsheet.  There are only 8 fields containg mainly names and addresses.  I made a report to make address labels but my problem is I need a easy way select multiple records to print and not print all of them.  Ideally I would like to have a way to select the records on my main layout with a selection box or something that would show if that address was printed or not.  Hopefully this makes some sense.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Also I am doing this for a friend and need to make it extremly user friendly as he is not very computer savvy.


           Thanks in advance,

        • 1. Re: New user needing help

               If you perform a find in FileMaker you get a "found set" of records. You can then print all those records from a layout in your database if you specify the "records being browsed" option in the print dialog. So if you perform a find for the records for which you want to print labels, you can then print just those addresses on your label stock.

               A simple way for that is to add your check box field and click the check box for each address that you want to print.

               Then you enter find mode (click the find button in the status tool bar). Click the check box. Then perform the find (click the Perform Find button).

               The resulting found set can then be printed to print labels for just the selected set of records.

               Please note that this method is not ideal if you are hosting the database over a network and more than one user might want to print different groups of address labels at the same time.