6.1 - Changing User Field Types

Is there any way in 6.1 to change the field types of the User Fields?
I think that I saw a post on this months ago, I have had no luck in
locating it. The closest Vantage Support can go is a reply to
Winstone Medical on changing the field size so the data can be used in
an equation in Crystal. Of course, Custom Programming was offered as
a possible solution.

On one specific VB form, we need 14 number fields and can sacrifice
the logic fields, if we could only find a way to change the field
types. It would seem this would be a easy change. . . .

Any info or advice.

Michael Randolph
American Magnetics, Inc.