[scribus] PDF form tab order

steffen.burger at gmail.com steffen.burger at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 16:13:55 CEST 2011


i have a huge pdf form with more than 1000 fields and recently had to
modify it and now the tab order is messed up.(
https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=865 )
I'm aware, that I can set tab order by changing the level of the
fields - as described here:
- but for 1000+ fields that not an option for me, because it would
need thousands of clicks.

But I guess I found a much easier workaround for this. At first I
changed the level of the first three fields to 1, but then the tab
order was reversed, so the last field I changed was the first in tab
order, then the second one and so on.
So I changed the level of those fields to 1 in reverse order and got
the right tab order.

In short: If you don't need levels, change the level of the fields to
1 in reverse order.

As noone has mentioned this as a note on
https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=865 I thought it may be not known
but helpful to some - maybe someone with an account there could leave
a note, I don't care enough to create one myself.

Only problem may again be that it is hard to modify.

PS: Is there some sort of ETA for a true tab order feature?


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