Setting the Tab Order

The user can move around a form by using a mouse or Tab key. Because many users prefer to navigate through the form using the keyboard, it is important to determine the order in which each control on the form is activated. Follow these steps to set the tab order in the Info Survey form:

1. In the Forms folder in the Project Explorer Window, double-click the InfoSurvey form.

2. Choose View | Tab Order. The Tab Order dialog box appears. This box displays the names of all the controls on the InfoSurvey form in the order that they were added. The right side of the dialog box has buttons that allow you to move the selected control up or down. To move a control, click its name and click the Move Up or Move Down button until the control appears in the position you want.

3. Rearrange the controls of the Info Survey form as shown in Figure 10-14.

4. Close the Tab Order dialog box by clicking OK.

5. Return to the Microsoft Excel worksheet, and click the Survey button.

6. Press the Tab key to move forward. Press Shift+Tab to move backward.

7. Close the Info Survey form.

If you'd like to change the order in which the controls are activated, reopen the Tab dialog box and make the appropriate changes.

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The Tab Order dialog box lets you determine which control will be activated when you press the Tab key.

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The Tab Order dialog box lets you determine which control will be activated when you press the Tab key.

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