Define a calculation field that returns the same value (just enter the name of the original text field as its expression) and put it on your layout, formatted with a scroll bar.
Hi Phil -
I had tried that, but the keyboard still displays...with the ol' "this field is not modifiable..."what am I missing? When I tap the field, I just want to scroll. I wish you could swipe (especially up and down) within a field or portal. THAT would be cool...
Thank you for your posts.
Even though it may be a Calculation field, the keyboard is active as FileMaker Pro/Go allows you to copy information from the field. If you try to type, regardless of the OS, you will get a message that the field is not modifiable.
I suggest you enter this into our Feature Requests web form at:
I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, but there are a couple of questions asked that only you can answer.
I am very astonished that browsing through fields and portals doesn't work. It's essential for the small screen of an iPhone, and the FMTouch app has implemented this quite natural – you can even browse through multiple portals on one layout without activating them, without scrollbar etc. As I know it from every iPhone app. So I have to stay at FMTouch, till these big bugs are fixed.
Filemaker really needs to update its toolkit of window styles and field reactions. A non-editable scrolling field with no hassles has been needed, requested and hoped for these many decades! Write your congressman or congresswoman and...
The suggestion has been made by thousands of people over the years... That and many other requests...