Create your calculation field Length(TextField), Check do not store recalculate as needed. Create a Script Tigger OnObjectModify on your text field, with a script that commit records then Goto Field Text Field.
Wow man! You are a star!!!!!!!!
Done, working great
(How I'll remember what to do in future I dont know!)
Karma to you!
Actually I found a better way after playing with your suggestion which I want to share in case anyone else needs it.
On my mac it worked fine as suggested but I am developing for the mac and as you typed it stuttered as it flicked from the character count box to the field and back again using that code.
So here is what works on the ipad.
Comment - text field, script trigger onkeystroke
CommentCharacter - number (no special options required)
script linked to onkeystroke is
set field [CommenCharactert; Length ( Comment )]
works like a charm on the ipad.
Tried this but it doesn't change the count until I exit the field. Is the script trigger set on the field being counted or the field counting? Maybe a bit dense, sorry, but I really only understand a little bit of the phrase "with a script that commit records then Goto Field Text Field."--I get the "goto" command but don't understand the "commit records". Help?