This is something that cannot be done dynamically, only someone with developer privileges can duplicate fields and then they have to manually update the layout to use them.
But this is not necessary. Set up a related Notes table and create new records in the related Notes table instead of trying to duplicate fields. a portal to the Notes table can make this a very straight forward data entry process in many cases.
Thanks PhilModJunk. I have never done this. Can you give me a quick step-by-step? Thx.
First, to figure out where to start with what is actually a very basic level explanation...
Do you know how to create relationships between two tables?
Can you define auto-entered serial number fields in a table?
Are you familiar with portals? (If not, look up "portal" in Filemaker help or any training materiasl that you have.)