No. Portals cannot display partial rows.
One option would be to change the context of your layout and use a List view instead. Otherwise, you would just need to use an onscreen prompt to let the user to know that scrolling is possible. Or show the scroll bar.
I've asked the same question before. A colleague showed a cool design idea.
He placed a rectangle object over the bottom two rows. The object had a gradient from transparent to white. I'd make the white stop almost near the bottom of the rectangle.
You can't do partial rows. But you could use this idea to cover up a half a row with a rectangle filled with the background color.
Clever. Personally, I'm not crazy about layering objects on a layout (creates issues going cross-platform or to WebDirect, plus it's a pain when editing the layout), but achieves the result.
I agree. A UI designer here doesn't like those new-fangled portals with no visible scroll bars. She encourages us to use the show scroll bar always attribute.
One thought is to put a count of how many addresses have been entered. If two addresses are showing and there is a count above it like "Addresses ( 3 )", it will be clear to the user they should be looking for more.
Thanks Jeremy, I think this is a good alternative.
Thanks restored18, that is exactly what I had ended up doing.
I will probably also add the overlay gradient to help reinforce what is going on to the user.
My 2 cents:
I actually think being able to show partial rows (maybe to two decimal places?) would be a nice feature request.
Even with how the scroll bar changes appearance a little when there are additional rows, this is often too subtle for users, and the "row" to scroll to, where adding is allowed, may be blank.
There are certainly ways to give the user more of a clue (some good ways in this thread, of course) but it'd be nice to have an option, for instance, to conditionally format the scroll bar if there are more records than shown, or show an ellipsis instead of a down arrow on the scrollbar when there are more records, or something like that.
Simply making part of the next row "peek" onto the layout would be an elegant method, though. It seems like a minor change. (Gawd, do I hate it when clients say that to me. lol!)
Maybe we could get this in place of "show scrollbar only when scrolling". IMHO, unless you're on a mac, using a touchpad, and on a layout where everything scrolls, this isn't a feature, it's an optional bug.