Text field and scroll bar
I have a layout that contains definitions of various technical terms and is linked to the help pages. It's a simple tabbed layout with one tab for each letter of the alphabet and a text field placed in the tab. The actual definitions within each tab may be much longer than the available screen space so I have the scroll bar set. And, I do not want the user to be able to modify the definitions, just view them.
If I set the field so it cannot be entered in browse mode, which protects the text from modification, the scroll bar is not visible.
So, I set a small script trigger OnObjectModify that reverts the record. That does prevent changes while maintaining the scroll bar, but has some problems.
- The scroll bar is not visible when the user enters the tab. The user must click on a blank space for the scroll bar to appear.
- Once the script runs, the scroll bar disappears and the user has to click outside of the text to cause the scroll bar to reappear, and
- If the user clicks twice on the text, a FMP flashscreen pops up that says "Before typing, press Tab or click in a field, or choose the New Record menu command."
I tried adding the Set Error Capture [On] in the script, but it does nothing.
Anybody have any ideas?