Go to the FileMaker toll bar and in the VIEW drop down you will see "View as a Table". That is probably what you want. You can then shrink or expand the columns as you see fit to hide fields you don't want to see.
Okay, I was feeling really stupid. But then I realized that my options "view as list" and "view as table" are ghosted. I cannot seem to get them to "unghost", The only option available to me is "view as form". Please make me feel really stupid again with a really amazingly simple solution to this frustrating problem. Thanks!
Another little addition. On a "table view" layout, which is being used regularly, I make a couple of changes to the options for table view.
Layout mode, Layout Setup, then the Views tab. For the Table view, there "Properties", several settings.
I like to lighten the color of the lines quite a bit, so its more readable. I also click [x] Include header part.
(I also change the Body part to alternate, white & lighest grey; helps for wide views.)
Then you can put buttons in a regular Header part, for navigation, and whatever you want. You could hide the FileMaker Toolbar at that point, if you wish, after putting all buttons needed on the header.
[P.S. Go into Layout Set-up to fix the "layout views are greyed out" problem. It is the Views tab dialog. If they are not checked, they will be greyed out.]
Get yourself in View - Layout Mode. Then go to the LAYOUTS - Layout Setup. On the next screen you will see various options for the layout. Im using FM11 and there is a tab called Views. Select it. You will then see three possible ways to view your layout. Make sure that Table View is checked.
OMGosh thank you both so so much.. This is perfecto! Thank you thank you thank you thank you:)
I love your extra tips also