If you change to layout mode, are these three fields actually present on the layout?
If so, do you see them with a grey background (fill color) now?
Thanks Phil, you got me on the right track. The fields were on the Form View and working correctly. But also had these fields defined off the layout but on the gray area outside the layout. When I deleted these copies all worked correctly. I had moved these off to the side because I was modifying and old layout and didn't want to forget to put them back. Except I put them back by adding new copies and didn't delete the ones on the gray board.
thanks, a big help as always,