Dear Geertjan,

I didn't say I wanted to edit them - there's fairly obviously no point. But I wanted to look at them to help diagnose the problems I was having with character substitution, and didn't find them. Windows Explorer found them, so it wasn't a problem in the end.

If it's done on purpose, fair enough. From your reply I assume that's the case.

I'm trying to build a case for a JIRA issue on character translation - I'll post it after I'm back from holiday.

Best regards,


Saturday, August 3, 2019, 2:28:05 PM, you wrote:

You’re not supposed to be editing the form files at all. That’s why you can’t see them. If you ever find yourself editing form files, you’re definitely doing something wrong.


On Sat, 3 Aug 2019 at 14:19, Peter Toye <> wrote:

When investigating an issue, I found that the Files tab doesn't show the .form files generated by the form editor. Is this on purpose, as it's a bit confusing?

It's possibly a hangover from the Oracle days, as it also happens in NB version 8.