You seem to be working with two different things here: Layout Objects and a Table.
Are you trying to create a new layout and then copy and paste the tab control (or a portion of the tab control) to the new layout?
If so, is the layout based on a different table?
What layout objects have you placed in the tab control? Fields, buttons, layout text, graphic objects...?
If this is NOT what you are doing, are you attempting to move the information shown in the tab control to a different table?
Or are you trying to do something else here?
Nice of you to try and help me. I just realized that with my cut and past method that it carries over (or shares) the data that is typed into a given field .... I wanted to do this so I could get a blank slate so each could carry data independent from the other. Almost like having 2 data bases within one or perhaps better said a sub database. I am trying to deal with a inventory with multiples of the same object but that are different sizes .... and I thought i had a good idea to have a tab for multiples in one size and anther tab for multiples in another .... hmmmm need to think some more.
I will be back but if you have any thoughts i would be happy to hear them
This doesn't sound like a good use for tab controls.
You might want to see if you can set up a portal with a filtered relationship to do what you want instead.