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  • #16
    Re: tab order not saving

    Info for those of you experiencing the same problem - we are not alone! I just found a simple solution to my problem in Garry Flanigan's response to "Tab Order" thread posted on 11-16-04 (a5v6) and "Another Bug Tabs are Wrong" thread posted on 6-20-05 (a5v6).

    1. Rt. click on each tab. Tab submenu - "select all" - ungroup (this was the key step for me!)
    2. Delete all unnecessary tab stops (alpha automatically set each field I put on this form designed in a5v4 as a stop)
    3. Arrange tab order by table (for some reason setting By Example is still giving me goofy results when I save. By example is how I always set tab order in a5v7 with no problems.) Apply and Save.

    Now when I close and get back into the form, the tab stops are still in the order I saved them. I still have some issues - when I leave an embedded browse, I can't resume the tab order, a couple of stubborn fields, and 2 RFT objects showing up on my tab stops that I can't find anywhere on my form - but at least my problem with saving the order seems to be solved.

    Thanks, Mike, for the time you spent on this, but I knew there had to be a simpler way!


    • #17
      Re: tab order not saving

      Originally posted by Becky McNichols View Post
      2 RFT objects showing up on my tab stops that I can't find anywhere on my form
      Time to learn the workings of the Object Explorer. You can locate those rtf objects easily.
      There can be only one.


      • #18
        Re: tab order not saving

        No problem with my time spent on your problem--best way I know of to learn faster!

        I too use the table method to set tab stops as the "by example" I find is usually too easy to mess up the order especially when there are a lot of stops.

        Tim and I showed you a few ways in which to "get out of the browse". Have you tried them yet?

        And Stan has just pointed to you how I got rid of the tab stops of the RTF fields--I didn't mention this as thought you had already done this!

        Any questions on any of this just ask!

        It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
        Henry David Thoreau


        • #19
          Re: tab order not saving

          Thanks again, Stan and Mike. I'll try the Object Explorer - I was just getting ready to ask how to do that.

          Mike-No, I haven't tried your browse exit code yet. F6 works fine, and I haven't decided how I want to move beyond that. Thanks


          • #20
            Re: tab order not saving

            Did you get this to work? I had the same problem when moving an application from ver4 to ver8. It appears that the old code in the hidden box trick is not needed anymore, and that was partly messing things up. I also found that an RTF field on the form was a problem, and after removing that got things to work just fine. Good luck.



            • #21
              Re: tab order not saving

              For what it is worth, I finally had to resort to forcing the order that I wanted using fieldname.activate() as the Xbasic script on the OnDepart event.

              Jay Talbott
              Jay Talbott
              Lexington, KY


              • #22
                Re: tab order not saving


                thanks for starting this thread. I got rid of my rtf's,ungrouped the tabs and all is good here. I have been trying to get this fixed for some time and thought it was just inherent with tabs. It makes a big difference to me and my clients.

                Dave Mason
                Skype is dave.mason46