Placeholder text too wide for its containing field displays ? rather than breaking at word breaks
Operating system version
OS X 10.10.3
Description of the issue
Described in detail at:
When the calculation result of placeholder text is too wide for the field or too tall, FileMaker 14 displays a ?, rather than breaking at a word boundary.
That is, FileMaker is treating the display like a number, rather than text.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Create a field on a layout with placeholder text that is longer than the field.
The placeholder text to be truncated at the last word boundary before the end of the containing field, just like text is normally broken.
FileMaker displays a ? instead of any of the placeholder
Exact text of any error message(s) that appear
wrap the calculation in a LEFT( placeholder_calc ; x) where x is a number that should show fewer characters than will fit (difficult to calculate for non-mono-spaced fonts).