I have used MyFMbutler clip manager for this with good results. http://www.myfmbutler.com/index.lasso?p=422. They have a 30 day free trial. Web site shows that the current version works with FileMaker 12.
I gave FMPasteboard a workout and found that I like how it stores objects for later use and of course you can name them. But what I was really looking for was the ability to copy a layout object by name (in one filemaker file) and copying that layout object to another file without creating a new layout, setting the parts dimensions and objects ... just copy the entire layout as a whole. This is especially helpful when your have summary reports with complex summary parts.
Filemaker provides script and table copy and paste by name but they don't do this for layouts. Wondering if anyone has cracked this nut another way. There must be some complexity in the layout that they just can't pick up and migrate like scripts.
I've used myfmbutler before. See my note to Mike on what I'm really looking for.
Trying to figure out if MYFMButler would help copy reports between databases. I'm not sure. Any advice?