Is the option "show field frames when record is active" selected in layout setup for this layout?
What I see is the default behavior for a layout in Browse mode and this detail is controlled by that option in Layout Setup. If yo don't want the field frames, you clear this check box option.
That option is not on in layout set-up. What I actually want is for the field frames to be on all the time. Is it possible to do that?
That option is not on in layout set-up.
It most definitely IS. See the blue arrow.
If you have borders specified as visible on appearance tab in the Inspector, then you need to clear the "Delineate" check box. See red arrow.