One of the final tasks to do when creating
a form is to set the tabbing order. Before you do this task, make
sure you have finished laying out the form design so that all the
objects are in their correct position on the form. First, you should examine
the default tabbing order, which is created automatically by Designer.
When you design or open a form in Designer, the tabbing order
is not visible. To see the tabbing order for the form, select View
> Show Tab Order or click Show Order on the Tab Order palette.
the Tab Order palette is not visible, select Window > Tab Order.
The tabbing order is displayed on the form as a series of consecutive
numbers inside colored shapes:
Numbers inside a gray circle
indicates the default tabbing order for the objects in the content
Numbers inside a green circle
indicate the tabbing order for master page objects.
Numbers inside a lavender
square indicate the tabbing order for the objects inside a fragment.
Examine the default tabbing order carefully to determine whether
it suits your particular requirements or whether you need to change
it. Even if you modify the tabbing order, you can quickly return
to the default tabbing order by selecting the Automatic option in
the Tab Order palette.
While viewing the tabbing order, you cannot
edit any parts of the form.
To hide the tabbing order and return to normal form-editing mode
one of the following actions:
Select View > Hide
Click Hide Order in the Tab Order palette
Open a different palette, such as the Hierarchy palette.