creating a list of previously entered text
Probably a simple answer BUT it totally escapes me. Can I create a list of previously entered names in my Contacts that would scroll through all previously entered names WITHOUT leaving the entry layout. The purpose of this is to avoid similar but equal entries like Bill Cass already exists as the list would reveal if someone wanted to enter William Cass. Drop-down avoids Bill/Billy/BJ etc. But not Margaret/Peg etc. Could a value list be imported into a scrolling field? Please give me some direction to go.
One way is to add a scrolling portal to your entry layout based on a duplicate table occurrence of Contacts with a cartesian (X) self-join.
Another way is to assign a value list to a field defined as a pop-up menu or drop-down list.