How to Set the Field Tab Order on a Form

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.

How It Works

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.

Figure 17.22. Tab position property for a 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.

Step 1.

Open the form and click on the field to be designated as the first tab stop.

Step 2.

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

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management


Application Deployment and Maintenance


Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

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