I have done a bit of this recently as I was transferring layouts from an old file to a new one. It's a bit tedious with the amount of layouts you have so there may be an easier way, I'm just not aware of it.
1. Original Layout, go to layout mode, select all and copy.
2. Open new file, go to creat new layout (blank)
3. On new layout in layout mode, right click menu gives the option of 'paste layout object(s)'.
4. Select table in new file the layout is related to from layout mode of the new layout.
Once pasted and resized it will still have all the attributes of the original layout including scripts, tool tips, formatting etc.
The tedious part is you may have to go through the fields on the layout to make sure they are part of the new table as the 'specify field' dialog will probably show [unknown] or the original table name where the new table name should be. I have not found a way out of this so if anyone else has an idea there is at least two people interested.
Yes, this is what I have been doing. This method does copy all of the layout objects. I do not have the issue of tediously going through the fields as I created my new file using the exact same relationship names and field names as the old files, so once I paste the fields, the field names match up with the new file without any trouble.
The tedious part for me is that I still have to manually create part definitions, re-size the parts, then move the layout objects to fit within each of the parts. Some of my layouts are very complicated with headers, bodies, multiple sub-summaries, trailing grand summaries and footers. This is very tedious!! I was hoping there was a way to copy the part definitions and part sizes along with the layout objects.
I have researched the knowlege base and I don't think copying part definitions is possible but was hoping someone out there had an easier way to do this. Any ideas?
I haven't used it myself, but you might want to google FMMigrator. This is supposed to be a tool that makes this task much easier.