Very interesting Victoria! It does show up with data in the table. I was trying to review an empty database for continuity of fields before I started populating features. Good to know! Thanks! Seems a little strange that it is not available for a blank database as it is in ArcCatalog.
Seems to me that it is a function that should be there. Using the zoom to verify that all of my fields are as needed is not very intuitive. Not sure if it qualifies as a bug but should be included in the software code.