Are you using Mac or Windows? What version of Mac or Windows?
You may need to uninstall, then re-install Filemaker if the spelling dictionary file is damaged for some reason.
I'm using FMPro 11.0v3 for Mac.
Thank you so much for your answers.
What version of Mac? 10.6?
If you upgraded to Snow Leopard (10.6), does the upgrade appear to coincide with when you saw these issues appear?
If so, there were font/font suitcase issues that have troubled a number of Snow Leopard users--and not just with FileMaker Pro. Try changing the fonts of these fields and see if it makes a difference.
TSGal recently suggested to another Snow Leopard user that they remove all fonts from their system and only install fonts from their install disc to see if that made a difference for them.
Changing the fonts didn't help.
A light bulb just went off - I think the problem may have started after I install Office 2011, which probably messed with my system fonts.
I never mastered fonts in OS X - how do I remove and reinstall them? Is there an article you can direct me to?
I'm not a mac user, I'm just posting from memory here. You can research the issue on Apple's support site I'm told and you can search for Snow Leopard and Font here in the forum to find other threads on this issue.
There are several locations for fonts to be installed.
HD > System > Library > Fonts is where the System Fonts are stored, it is unheard of for apps to do anything to the contents.
HD > Library > Fonts is where additional fonts for All Users are kept - again, most apps will not touch this.
HD > Users > yourusername > Library > Fonts is where your specific fonts are stored - some apps will change things here.
They can be stored in specific other folders for applications (Microsoft and Adobe does this)
It also depends on what you use to manage your fonts (Font Book is the default)
If you turn on all your fonts, some application fonts can conflict with System Fonts.