I have been butting heads with the GIS department. I have an apl developed with ArcPad Studio that does everything I want, including adding/subtracting items found in a dropdown list. The GIS department wants me to use their synching schema that forces the list, and other items to be locked. I would like the schema to allow the apl to function so I can edit it while I am in the field. I promise not to change field names, widths etc. but the other stuff I need to mess with.