You can hide the tabs by covering them with another tab.
To do this, resize the tabs by changing the tabs' font size to an acceptable size. Then, create a tab object containing only one square-shaped tab named " " (space), sized to a fixed width much larger than the screen can handle (say 5000 pixels) - a tab will never grow larger than its tab object. Overlay the one-tab tab object over the tabs you wish to hide. Set the one-tab object's colours (fill and line) to colours which give the impression of hiding the tabs you want to hide (if printing, I bet white).
I do need to use the tabs when I'm working in FMP. Wouldn't that option block them so that I couldn't see them all of the time?
Ah! I see!
I suggest two options, then.
1. Make a print layout.
2. Give each hidden tab a layout object name. Put buttons on the one-tab tab objects, one for each tab being hidden. Set each button to navigate to a specific layout object - the names you gave each hidden tab. These buttons actually do the tab navigation. Set the buttons to hide when printing.
Your last comment gave me an idea. I ended up going a different way then you suggested but I doubt it would have occured to me had you not made that last post. Thanks for your help.