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Topic: Ignore Fields in Tab Order
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 103271
Date: 1/6/2004 06:43 AM
Prior to Acrobat v6, setting a field property to "Read Only" caused that field to be ignored in the Tab Order. Version 6 no longer behaves that way.
Furthermore, Acrobat 6 does not allow explicit Tab Order sequencing. In fact, even Ted Padova, in his book "Acrobat 6 PDF Bible", pg 832, indicates that "Setting tab order in Acrobat 6 is a step backward in development."
I have a fairly complex form, with numerous fields. Acrobat 6 does not allow me to simply Set Tab Order of the fields like previous versions of Acrobat did. I have NO option to explicitly Set Tab Order. Therefore, I must use the Page Properties >> Tab Order >> Use Row Order. This accomplished what I need it to with regard to general field fill-in order. However, the calculated fields (which are set to Read Only) are NOT ignored in the Tab Order. This confuses the user. As, the cursor is NOT visible in the calculated/Read Only fields, while tabbing through them. However, Acrobat 6 is following the Row Order of the fields on the page.
Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!