How to Create Tab Order for PDF Forms


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Creating tab order for PDF forms

When you're creating a PDF form an important consideration is the tab order. Setting a logical tab order will increase the usability of your form and help people fill it out quicker. Tab order is also important as an accessibility feature of your PDFs. Screen readers and other assistive devices can use the tab order to help someone who's visually impaired navigate through the form. To set the tab order you might expect there to be some kind of control in the Buttons and Forms panel. But it's not there. In fact, there are two ways to set tab order.

The traditional way is by choosing Object > Interactive > Set Tab Order. And here you'll quickly see one reason why it's important to give your form objects descriptive names when you create them. There's no feature to navigate to the form object or highlight it in any way in here, and since it's a dialog box, you can't select any objects in the layout to check which items correspond to these. These are also th...

Creating tab order for PDF forms
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Creating tab order for PDF forms provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

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