In the inspector: Go to next object using … check Return and Enter
1 use field validation to limit the nbr of characters Unfortunately the validation only works when k
Leaving the field. Tou could write a novel and the validation would cut your novel to the limit you set
2 write a script that checks field length after each keystroke, usingOnFieldModify as the trigger. I do not know if this would cause the system to run slowly. the script could be. Little more than getting the length of the field and. A warning when the limit is reached
wouldn't solve the user pasting text with returns in from somewhere else..., only a validation or script trigger would be the answer.
Wim and Toms advices are good. Wim are right when stating that it would not help against imported or pasted data. But this is probably not an issue in our solution.
Field validation is not an option. We do not want to throw FileMakers dialogs up into the face of our users ... and field validation is also a bit to late in the process.
Still listening. If nothing turns up I will use the trigging I have already planned for.
Thanks so far.
BTW: Will try Tom Elliots suggestion regarding letting return/enter go to the next field .... but still, this will also be a little bit user-unfriendly.