If both layouts are based on the same table occurrence, the found set, current record and sort order will be the same for both. If you perform a find, sort records, omit records, etc. on one layout, you see identical changes on the other.
A "table occurrence" is a box in Manage | database | Relationships and this is what you select in the "Show Records From" drop down found in Layout setup for each layout.
Make sure that both layouts refer to the same table occurrence and this should work for you.
That was it, the print layout was linked to the wrong table. one that was fixed, it worked like a champ, thanks!