Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro 9 used activation via FlexNet. No other FileMaker Pro version used it, so it should not affect FileMaker Pro 8.5 nor FileMaker Pro 10.
With that said, I don't know why the lower two measurements of Object Info refuse to work.
Try creating a new layout and place one field on the layout. With the field selected, show the Object Info and see if you can change either of the last two measurements. If you can, then the original layout may be damaged. If not, then try creating a new database file and try the same thing. If this works, then the original file may be damaged.
Any other information you can provide may be helpful.