Take a look at the GetFieldSelections() function.
From F1 help:
getfieldselections( FieldName [, ValueSep [, MaxValues]] )
Returns a string with the current selections in a field.
ValueSep is the separator to be put between field values. The default is ', '.
Maxvalues is the maximum number of field values to be individually listed. When a larger number of values is selected the format 'x of y values' will be used instead. The default is 6.
getfieldselections ( Year )
getfieldselections ( Year, '; ' )
getfieldselections ( Year, '; ' , 10 )
(EDIT: Ah, I seem to have misunderstood the question. Thought you wanted to show the current selection that you had made, in a text object)
use the function getfieldselections().
This will show what you have selected in the field [Project Type].
So if I understood your request you want to display a text box when [Project Type] is "Maintenance".
Create your text box, on the Layout tab make "Show" conditional with the following expression:
don't know about the version issue and can't test it but I'd be very surprised.
Start by creating a text box without the "show" condition expression.
in the tex box put the expression:
now start selecting on your [Projetc Type] field. What happens to the text box? This should display the selected value of [project Type] when one and only one value has been selected. Is this the case? If not there is a typo.
The idea is to test the result of the above expression against the string 'Maintenance' and show the textbox if this condition is met.
try again - I tested it her and it works (v8.5).
by the way Sivasubramanian's solution woul ddo the job too.