I am not an expert in IWP, but it seems to me that is not your problem here. Your problem is that in this view, you cannot see what is in the field unless you click into it, and you do not want IWP users to enter the field and edit it. Is that right?
Using table view - you are limited because the field cannot expand unless you click into the field. If you let them enter the field, then they can modify it. So you have a couple of choices. You could change the layout to a list or form view and make the field larger so they can see what is in it, but you will probably still run into the problem of some records having too much data to display.
As an alternative - how about using a calculation field that is equal to the Past Studies field, and putting the calc field on the IWP layout? Allow entry into the calc field - because calculations cannot be edited. That will allow them to click into the field and see the full contents, but they won't be able to edit. It's a "view only" field. You could also change the permissions to give them view only access to the field, and that should allow them to click in without modifying.
Hope that helps
PS - Thinking about this - it sounds like you are using the same layout for data entry that you are using for the IWP users. Why not use a different layout for IWP? Then you can customize the layout to display the information they need. Use this layout for data entry - restrict access to users who CAN edit records..
Message was edited by: karendweaver