Field default to the system setting by default. You can change what setting filemaker uses by :
Click File, File Options, text tab, then select desire setting under data entry. I hope this fixes your problem.
I created a new number field on my system and it default to gerenal.
This problem happened to me recently, when I just started with FMP, if I create a number field, default is general.
Now I see the Data Entry option is selected : Always use current system settings.
What shall I change this to?
Try use file saved settings.
Just tried, unfortunately, layout still demonstrates as currency...
Enter layout mode and do not select a layout object.
Go to the data format tab in the inspector and select the data format option you want as the default.
I haven't worked with 12 enough to know if this also applies to FileMaker 12, but 11 has the annoying habit of changing the default layout format settings on you and you have to keep resetting them from time to time.
Thank you Phil!! The problem is eliminated.
Seems 12 advanced has inherited this annoying habit completely.