This section describes how to customize the tab order for fields on a form. By default, the tab order for a form is left-to-right, top-to-bottom with the default cursor position in the first editable field on the form. However, this order can be changed such that the field tab sequence is customized to the form.
The tab order is set by assigning a unique tab number to each field (see Figure 17.22). The tab sequence number is assigned in the Field properties dialog for each field.
To set a default starting field on the form, select the Design > Field Properties menu options and enable the Give field initial (default) focus option at the bottom of the dialog box.
To implement this technique, complete the following steps.
Open the form and click on the field to be designated as the first tab stop.
Select the Design > Field Properties menu options to display the properties dialog and specify a numerical value in the Position in tab order field (located at the bottom of the dialog). With the properties dialog still open, click the next field and set its tab sequence number. Repeat this process for each field on the form.
An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite
Getting Started with Designer
Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace
Domino Design Elements
An Introduction to Formula Language
An Introduction to LotusScript
Fundamentals of a Notes Application
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Authors: Mark Elliott
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