Let's say that your text field is named "Description".
My suggestion :
In your table, create a calculation field that only refers to "Description", let's call it "_cDescription".
On your layout, put "_cDescription" with the scrollbar option. Because it is a calculated field, edition of its contain will not be permitted by filemaker.
so you have the result wanted without any scripting involved.
In manage database, go into your definitions field and select Options.
Under the Auto-Enter tab, turn on the "Prohibit Modification of value during data-entry" and under the Validation tab select Always.
This allows the field to be scrolled in while in Browse mode, but not modified.
HOWEVER, the drawback to this is if/when YOU the administrator needs to modify the definition field.
Are you constantly updating/modifying these definitions?
that's a nice simple one Mystik
Yep -- that works!
Per rdowler's comment -- these defintions will seldom be changed once established. I can create them all as text fields, then convert all the fields to calculation fields when done.
I knew there had to be a way to do this.