I was able to set my tab order by using the View > tab order -- but I have way to many tabs that I don't want my customers to be able to change the fields. How do I get rid of the unwanted tabs? My form will only need 13 tabs but I have 54 various text fields that they can tab to.
I am brand new at creating pdf forms - so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.
No they will appear if you are working with an TextInput field ( a field th euser can interact with). It sounds like you are using a Text Object (simply Text on the screen). These types of objects do not have tabs unless you are using accessibility. The tabs appear for the screen readers to be able to read the text. If no screen reader is present then these tabs are ignored.
I think I figured it out - I wasn't selecting the right part of my field.
Last question -- I do have an image field that when I tab thru my form - tabing still hit the image when I tab -- But in the Oject Palette - I only have the Field and the Binding tabs to play with. Is there anything I can do to NOT have the image touched when tabbing?
You are probably using an imageField and not an image object. The imageField when clicked will allow the user to select an image from teh local file system. The image object has no interactive properties hence it is not a tab stop.
Thank you so much Paul -- I finally got it! Removed the ImageField and inserted the logo via an Image type with Scale Image to fit - then was able to set my tab order, make document read only -- and whamo -- tabs are in the right order.