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Lesson 15. Modifying a Form > Changing Tab Order

Changing Tab Order

When you enter data on a form, you press Tab to move from control to control in the order they're shown in the form. The progression from control to control is the tab order. When you first create a form, the tab order runs from top to bottom.

When you move and rearrange controls, the tab order doesn't change automatically. For instance, if you had 10 controls arranged in a column and you rearranged them so that the 10th one was at the beginning, the tab order would still show that control in 10th position, even though it's now at the top of the form. This makes it more difficult to fill in the form, so you'll want to adjust the tab order to reflect the new structure of the form.


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