One option is to set up a second table for printing labels linked in a relationship to your current table like this:
CurrentTable::__pkCurrentTableID = Labels::_fkCurrentTableID
You can base your labels layout on Labels instead of your current table, but add the fields from your Current table to this layout.
You can then create as many records as you need for label printing and can assign the ID value from your current value to the _fk field in the Labels table to get many different types of print jobs printed. You could assign the _fk field of all 6 records to the same ID in your current table to print 6 identical copies of the same information. Or you can assign some records to one ID and others to a different ID to "mix and match" as needed. The creation of records in the Labels table and linking them to records in your current table can be done one record at a time by hand or via a script where you specify a certain number of business cards for a given record in your current table and click a button to make it happen.
Have you considered setting up a custom labels layout for these slides? It sounds like much the same layout that you'd use for printing a sheet of layouts but on a larger format so this is an option you could try that would be much less complex than adapting a calendar type layout to it.
Back in the day, Printing labels starting at the 4th label position on a partially used sheet - lead to creating a table that would copy, set the records that would print. Three blank records that would sort to the top would skip the first three label positions.
The same sort of thing would allow duplicates of some or all of the found record set.
Sounds like at least 1 new table just for printing is in my future, I plan to redo how our paperwork prints in the near future anyway.
I will look at the custom labels it probably will be easier. Does anyone know of a good tutorial based in FM12 on a calendar like that its very elegant code and I can't really see how it's built from seedcode's calendar.
SeedCode's is very impressive, but it takes a lot of analysis to figure out. You might make more progress figuring out this simple calendar demo with a lot fewer moving parts (It was created in Filemaker 11, but stuff that works in FileMaker 10 and and 11 still works in 12...)
You can Launch FileMaker and use Open from the File menu to open this file and get a copy converted to .fmp12 use.
Thanks again Phil,
Just the kind of thing I was looking for.