The Tab Order palette provides
an alternative view of the tabbing order on the form. It shows all
the objects on the form as a numbered list, where each number represents
the position of the object in the tabbing flow. The palette is also where
you modify the tab order, if required.
the Tab Order palette, select Window > Tab Order.
The Tab Order palette may show the following visual markers in
A gray bar marks each page of the form. The tabbing order
on each page starts with the number 1.
inside a green circle indicates master
page objects (visible only when viewing the form on the Design View
A range of numbers indicates objects within a fragment.
A yellow background indicates the currently selected item.
A lock icon beside the first object on the page indicates
that the object cannot be moved within the tabbing order (visible
only when viewing the form on the Master Pages tab).
The list shows exactly the same tabbing order numbers as the
numbers displayed on the form itself.
The difference is that the numbers displayed on the form are
for information purpose only, whereas the numbers on the list can
be changed to modify the tabbing order.
In the Tab Order palette, you can also show or hide the tabbing
order on the form and switch between the default and custom tabbing