Creating and managing layouts and reports > Editing layouts > Showing or hiding field frames
Showing or hiding field frames
You can set whether field frames appear when a record is active in Browse mode or Find mode. Field frames outline each field on a layout with a dotted line so that fields are easy for users to see. However, you may have added borders to field objects, which may make field frames unnecessary.
To show or hide field frames for a layout:
1. In Layout mode, choose the layout you want to work with from the Layout pop-up menu.
2. Click Layout Setup Layout Setup button in the layout bar.
3. In the Layout Setup dialog box, select or clear Show field frames when record is active to show or hide field frames.
4. Click OK.
Field frames only appear when a record is active, such as when you click in a field to edit it.
When a field is active in Find mode, its field frame and badge disappear until you tab to or click in another field.
Related topics 
Adding borders, fill, and baselines to fields