A READER ASKS: Conditional Highlighting Of FileMaker Value List Options

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A READER ASKS
I have a drop down list that I would like to have conditionally formatted so the items that are dropped down are highlighted based on a condition. Is this possible? For example if an item in the list matches a field in the record I would like to have it highlighted so it is easier to find quickly.

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DWAYNE RESPONDS
We don’t have that level of control with FileMaker value lists up to version 10. There are some third party plug-in products that offer extended value list capabilities. I haven’t researched them lately but a google search should find them easily enough.
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