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Does Microsoft Office interfere? Cannot type in some fields.

Question asked by FrancisTreuherz on Nov 27, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2010 by philmodjunk


Does Microsoft Office interfere? Cannot type in some fields.


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX 10.6.5

Description of the issue

When I type in some fields of my library catalogue the program will not let me type. Most fields are text, one is a value which also totals. The box of the field becomes 'bold' outline. If wish to highlight letters to delete and retype I cannot even of I can also backspace to delete them. Sometimes I cannot place the cursor in the field. I have used FM Pro since maybe version 2 or 3 and never had this before. The only difference in my computer (MacBook Pro) is the installation of Microsoft Office 2011.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Quitting FMPro and or quitting Word

Expected result

it should work

Actual result

It happens again

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no error messages

Configuration information

none, the applications are correctly installed. I am scared to trash and reinstall  FileMaker as 4 years go I was locked out when I did this and I need to access medical data all the time.


no idea what you mean