A READER ASKS: FileMaker Global Container Field With Text Scroll Bars

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A READER ASKS
I have a very strange thing happen to me and I cannot seem to be able to fix it. I have a global container field to hold a company logo. The field has the right hand scroll bar, which doesn’t work and I cannot seem to get rid of it. The option is unchecked and grayed out, although the bar is clearly there.



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DWAYNE RESPONDS
I’ve done this myself and here is how it happens. If you take a scrollable text field that is about the size you want, duplicate it and convert it to a container field. The original scroll bar is still there and cannot be removed while the field is defined as a container field. The fix is to ...

- convert the field back to a text field
- on the layout, double click the field and turn off the scroll bar
- convert the field back to a container field.
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