This doesn't sound like typical behavior if you have the file open on your own computer and aren't accessing a file hosted on another machine.
What view have you selected in the view menu? (View as form, view as table, view as List)
Is this a file you've created or one someone else created?
In File Options, is there a script selected to run when the file opens or closes?
Wow! What a fast response. Thank you.
You hit the nail on the head. File Options was running a script when opened called "last record"
I have been trying to get my MacBook ready for Lion so I transferred an Appleworks database I created to FileMaker 6 but found out FileMaker 6 was too old so I bought FileMaker 11 this week. This problem was also with FileMaker 6.
Thank you for patience with a newbie.