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    Forms - Field Selection Order (Word XP, SR1)

    I would like to change the order in which the fields are selected when tabbing between the fields of a form. The form has many fields and the standard left-to-right, line-by-line selection process makes the form difficult to use. Is it possible to change the selection order?

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    Re: Forms - Field Selection Order (Word XP, SR1)

    The references posted here in the past include these strikingly similar articles:

    <UL><LI>WD: How to Control the Tabbing Order in a Form (MSKB 212378)

    <LI><A target="_blank" HREF="http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/SetTabOrder.htm">How to set the

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    Re: Forms - Field Selection Order (Word XP, SR1)

    You can modify the fields tab order a bit if you use table cells - tab moves to each field in one cell before moving across to the next cell.

    The macro solutions in Jefferson's post give you total control but using macros might be overkill to control something like tab order as it will introduce a whole level of complexity that might be otherwise avoided.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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