And when I actually put it in List View, it recreated my layout for every single record (4 separate times), and only displayed the records in the top box of each portal instance in list view.... I am baffled
The fields are probably too high or too far to the left within the portal. Select them and drag them down a few px and move the far left field a few px. to the right.
Rules on portal wonkies:
Keep objects within the portal away from the left edge by 1 px.
Keep objects down from top by at least 1 px.
Keep rows within the portal at least 1 px. larger than field heights within it (this will eliminate quite a bit of portal flash.
If you get only one row displayed, odds are that fields are too high.
If left-most field disappears then it is too far left.
If you get the same data repeated down the rows, odds are that the fields are based upon a different table than the portal.
That is not working for me unfortunately. I am still scroll through the related records via the left and right arrows at the top left of FM Pro
Please post a screen shot of the layout in layout mode. I am now lost ... you cannot scroll portals (related records) 'via the left and right arrows t the top left of FM Pro.'