Not really, not without them clicking their cursor to an area inside of the text.
If you want to grab the cursor position and return to it later though, that IS possible:
FileMaker Pro 15 Help - Get(ActiveSelectionStart) to get the cursor's current position.
FileMaker Pro 15 Help - Set Selection script step to return.
Thanks I will most definitely give this a try.
Sure, it will require user training to make sure they click in the field on a line they have scrolled to, but you should be able to set up an “OnObjectExit” trigger that saves the position into a Global Variable:
And then an “OnObjectEnter” trigger that checks for that variable, positions the cursor, then resets the variable:
Thanks. I have an on record load script that clears out the global var. That seems to work well to "reset" things when they advance to another record I utilized the on object exit to grab the position. And use onObjectEnter to return (so long as it's the same record), but if they switch records after exit, the var goes to null.
Thanks a lot sir.
FYI, in web development this is what we call “unicorn code”, trying to do something that’s seemingly impossible with the limitations of the platform.
As an alternative, I DO know of a way to program page positioning on the web. So if you were to load your field content as read-only text in a web browser, you theoretically could recall page positioning.
This SO article has some details about using JQuery for this.
They have that code tied to a button, so you would need to tie it to an action that updates the cookie immediately after any scroll action takes place automatically.