I would place in that layout a calculation field with calc: YourTable::YourField
This will preserve the original field from editing, but still allows to copy and to show the scroll bar.
I actually used that procedure for a comment box in the read-only screen due to the box not allowing scrolling and it worked. I guess I was hoping to avoid the calc procedure on all the other fields that I have on this layout (about 100 of them). If there is an alternative to allowing all fields with copy/paste abilities rather than creating duplicate calc fields in the table, please advise.
However, in the meantime I will use your suggestion as a temporary work around and will apply them to only the most common fields that we would copy data from.
Thank you for your response on this! I greatly appreciate it!