Placing Type-In Controls
Type-In controls allow you to input and edit the values of data fields and variables. You can place a type-in control in two ways.
Select the Type-In Tool on the Toolbox panel, and draw a field on the layout, and then assign a character, memo, or RTF memo field or a variable to it.
Drag a character, memo, or RTF memo field or a variable from the Table Fields section of the Fields panel onto the layout.
To create a Type-In control using the Type-In Tool.
Select the Type-In Tool on the Toolbox panel.
Click and drag over the area on which you want to place the object. When you release the mouse button, the Field Select dialog appears.
Select a category from the Table list. The options are:
the current table name
"Var" - variables
"Calc" - calculated fields
"System" - system fields
If you selected the current table name in step 3, select a field from the Available Fields list, and click OK.
If you selected "Var" in step 3:
1. Optionally, select an existing variable for the Available Fields list, and click OK.
2. Optionally, click Add Variable to display the Add Variable dialog box.
3. Select the Scope of the variable.
4. Select the Data Type of the variable.
5. Enter a Name.
6. Click OK and OK.
7. If you selected "Calc" in step 3, select a calculated field from the Available Fields list, and click OK.
8. If you selected "System" in step 3, select a system field from the Available Fields list, and click OK.
9. Alternatively, you can create a text object by choosing Object > New. When the New Object dialog box appears, choose "Field" from the Object Type list box.
Continue with Setting Field Properties.