It would help to see an example of what you mean by "headings under headings"
Are looking for something like this?
If so, that can easily be done with a summary report. Here's a link to a simple tutorial on setting up summary reports that you may find useful:
Creating Filemaker Pro summary reports--Tutorial
If I am misunderstanding, please post back with an example.
Thanks for your answer. Let me see if I can show you better with a table....
So here we have the same categories, Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, and Physical, and yet I have them also as Core or Focus courses. As far as Analytical Chem courses go, there are some that count as a core course, and some that count as a focus one. Every student has to take the four core areas, and thus should have one course for each, though it doesn't have to be the same one. Taking 142, 144, or 146 will count as a Core Analytical course, but not for a Focus Analytical course. On top of that, there is no specific focus that any student should have, and they may have more than one, as shown above. Ideally I would like a value list for each individual subfield (I know that may just be a dream for me).
As you can see, in Excel, I have a cell that is just merged across and then I can write a super-heading above my field headings, so that way you know which are which. At the moment, my answer in FM is to name the fields "C-Analytical", "C-Organic" vs. "F-Analytical", "F-Organic".... but I find that to be kinda lame. I'm hoping I don't have to go that route.
By using repeating fields, it ends up more like this:
And now I don't know which ones are analytical, which ones are organic, etc. Again, I'd rather not have to go "144-A" or "125-O"
Any thoughts? I don't think the summary report is what I need, but let me know if I'm mistaken.
Thanks again for your help, Phil,
You can do the exact layout you specify, it just requires a list view layout ( instead of table view ) to put the right data in the right column. In a list view layout, you don't have to use the fields' internal field names as column headers--you can use any layout text you prefer and you can add layout text to the layout to provide the Core and Focus headings.