Thank you for the post.
This issue was encountered by other forum users here:
Additionally, I added your comments to the report made to Testing and Development.
Any news? The problem persist in 14.0.3
The issue was sent to Development. At this time, there is no information available when this will be addressed.
This is a sneaky workaround with placeholder:
~field = "Table::myFiledName";
~placeholder = "Your placeholder here!";
~result = If ( isEmpty ( ~field ); TextColor ( ~placeholder; RGB ( 255 ; 0 ; 0 ) ); ~placeholder )
This issue has been addressed in FileMaker Pro 15.