Editing Field Tab Order

PDF Studio allows you to set the tab order of fields within a document. This allows you to designate what field comes next when the user is tabbing through the document to make it easier to complete. Follow the instructions below to rearrange the field tab order in a PDF form.

Note: By default the tab order is created in the order that the fields are created. It's usually best practice to either create the fields in the correct order or rearrange them afterwards as many users will be confused if the when pressing tab they are taken to a completely different section of the page.

Changing the Field Tab Order

  1. Open the document you wish to edit in PDF Studio
  2. On the menu bar select Forms > Create/Edit Form or use the shortcut keys Ctrl + Shift + M (⌘ + Shift + M on Mac).
  3. This will start the Form Editing Mode
  4. On the left hand side of the PDF Studio frame will be the Fields Pane
  5. In this pane you will see a list of all the fields per page within the document. To field tab order in the document goes from the top of the field tree to the bottom of the field tree. To edit the field tab order drag and drop the items into the order that you want the fields to tab starting with the first at the top and the last at the bottom of the list.
  6. Once complete click on Stop Form Editing to close the tool bar
  7. Save the document and the fields will be ready for use