By any chance are you using Snow Leopard? (Mac OS 10.6)
Yes I am -- 10.6.6.
Brand new MacBook Pro right out of the box. I did find a terrible 'work around' by selecting all the fields in a form then choosing a font.
Will I have this problem if I buy the full version ? Is there a fix ? Any ideas ?
This would be a deal breaker for me since I need the templates.
Look up FileMaker, Snow Leopard, Font here and read the threads. There may be a corrupted font or font suit case that needs to be removed and/or replaced in order for this to work for you. I don't have a mac myself, I'm just responding from what I recall that others have posted here in the forum.