If you named the field, the steps are:
Go to Object [ Object name: "YourObjectName" ]
Set Selection [no field name here ; Start Position: 1; no end position here]
Thanks, Ray. I tried your suggest and the cursor goes to the field just fine but positions itself at the end of the text, not at the beginning, so I'll play with it some more later today. (I'd upload the file but since it's proprietary it's verboten for me to do so.)
It doesn't make a difference whether the field is enabled for scrolling or not, so that's not a variable.
Set Selection [RESUME_PARENT:ResumeEdited2__lxt; Start Position: 0; End Position: 0]
Should successfully put the cursor at the start of the text in the field, but since it's in a tab control, you may need to pop the panel that contains this field to the front first.
Using Raybaudi's method should achieve that result as putting the focus on a field in the tab control will pop that panel to the front.
But using go to object and specifying the object name of the tab panel (Has to be named in the inspector), and then using your original set selection script step should succeed in doing this as well.
You aren't trying to do this via a Web Browser to a Web Direct published database are you? (There's a known limitation there that might be a factor.)
Thanks for jumping in Phil. No, it's not through a web browser or Web Direct.
Found the problem: *blush* A subsequent script step nulled the Set Selection operation so that's why it wouldn't work on the tabbed layout after I followed Ray's spot-on advice.
Moron of the story: Re-check what happens downstream since it sure affects what happens upstream!