2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2014 8:51 AM by philmodjunk

    How to scroll a text box

    BobGeltz

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      How to scroll a text box

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           I've created a text box that displays a data field.  I cannot get the scroll bar to show on the text box.  When the text exceeds the size of the text box, the box "expands" down to accommodate.  I want it to scroll instead.  The Inspector does not give the option of showing the scroll bar for the text box... 

           Suggestions?  FM Pro 12 advanced.

           bob

        • 1. Re: How to scroll a text box
          philmcgeehan

               You can't have a scroll bar in a text item; you'll need to use a field.
               You can then modify the appearance of the field to include a vertical scroll bar.

          • 2. Re: How to scroll a text box
            philmodjunk
                 

                      I've created a text box that displays a data field.

                 Would appear to indicate that Bob Geltz DOES have a field on his layout. In layout mode, you can select the field and then use the Inspector's data tab to specify that it have a scroll bar. With this specified, the field will no longer pop out when you click/tab into it, but you will now have a scroll bar that you can scroll.