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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000865ScribusGeneralpublic2019-08-06 20:33
Reportermhanski Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformanyOSanyOS Versionany
Product Version1.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000865: Allow changing tab order of pdf form fields
DescriptionA reasonable request submitted via mailing list http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2004-July/005702.html
Qutation:
> > 1. How to change the tab order between fields.
> The tab order is the order of the creation of the fields.
I would have thought this was the case however when opening
a document today suddenly the first field is towards the
bottom. There are 130 fields on this form, is there any
way that I can fix the tab order without having to recreate
all of them?
Tagsforms, PDF
Patch

Relationships

related to 0000866 closedfschmid Implement check box radio behaviour in PDF forms 
child of 0003831 acknowledged Metabug: PDF Forms 

Activities

mhanski

2004-09-08 07:55

developer   ~0002341

New mails on this topic (for keeping track what's been posted):

http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2004-September/006302.html

mhanski

2005-02-14 17:37

developer   ~0003703

This issue can be resolved now, one user have found out, that the tab order can be changed over levels in the properties palette -- see nashi.altmuehlnet.de/pipermail/scribus/2005-February/009044.html for more

mhanski

2005-05-08 18:52

developer   ~0004553

Last edited: 2005-05-16 12:00

knock, knock, this issue can be resolved now!

mhanski

2005-05-17 06:52

developer   ~0004684

Please resolve me, I'm not a bug!

cbradney

2005-05-17 07:14

administrator   ~0004685

Hmm.. I dont like the way this works though, its not at all intuitive.

mhanski

2005-05-17 07:31

developer   ~0004686

Are you thinking about something Acrobat-like: menu Extras>Forms>Field Tab Order?

See the attached screen shot.

2005-05-17 07:32

 

tab_order_acrobat.png (11,107 bytes)
tab_order_acrobat.png (11,107 bytes)

cbradney

2005-05-17 07:41

administrator   ~0004687

I was, although I had never seen that screen before :)

upscope

2006-12-20 19:40

reporter   ~0014127

I ran into this today on 1.3.3.6 but changing the level in the properities menu hangs scribus, cannot select text box or properties until I shut scribus down and restart. Looks like moving level 22 up to six causes problem because I now have two level sixes. Moving six to end stops it at 22, again two 22's.

bubu

2019-08-06 14:06

reporter   ~0046437

Setting tab order with object level - as https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Your_first_PDF_form_with_Scribus says - isn't working. See attached examples. Is it a regression?

Tab order test.pdf (863,429 bytes)
Tab order test.sla (53,630 bytes)

bubu

2019-08-06 20:33

reporter   ~0046440

I made a better test file. See attachment.

I can specify the problem better: Setting tab order with object level generally works. Except radio buttons: Radio button comes after every other field. If there are more radio buttons the order between them is random (?). Maybe that's why radio buttons are grouped objects in Scribus?

Explaining test file:
The object (and expected tab) order is:
1) Text field 1
2) Text field 2
3) Text field 3
4) Combo box 1
5) List box 1
6) Check box 1
7) Radio button 1
8) Text field 4
9) Radio button 2
10) Radio button 3
11) Text field 5
12) Button 1

The received tab order is: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 7, 10, 9. i got this result in Adobe Reader 9 (Linux), Adobe Reader DC (Win), Master PDF Editor (Linux), Chromium (Linux).
I got the expected result in Evince (Linux) and Microsoft Edge (Win). I don't no why.

Scribus PDF form tab order test.pdf (610,778 bytes)
Scribus PDF form tab order test.sla (58,108 bytes)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-07-16 09:33 mhanski New Issue
2004-09-08 07:55 mhanski Note Added: 0002341
2005-02-14 17:37 mhanski Note Added: 0003703
2005-05-08 18:52 mhanski Note Added: 0004553
2005-05-16 12:00 mhanski Note Edited: 0004553
2005-05-17 06:52 mhanski Note Added: 0004684
2005-05-17 07:14 cbradney Note Added: 0004685
2005-05-17 07:31 mhanski Note Added: 0004686
2005-05-17 07:32 mhanski File Added: tab_order_acrobat.png
2005-05-17 07:41 cbradney Note Added: 0004687
2005-10-09 20:12 mhanski Relationship added related to 0000866
2005-10-09 21:34 plinnell Status new => acknowledged
2005-10-09 21:34 plinnell Product Version => 1.3.2cvs
2006-02-23 09:44 mhanski Product Version 1.3.2cvs => 1.3.3cvs
2006-04-27 09:51 mhanski OS Mandrake Linux Official => any
2006-04-27 09:51 mhanski OS Version 10 => any
2006-04-27 09:51 mhanski Platform AMD Athlon XP 3000+ => any
2006-04-27 09:51 mhanski Product Version 1.3.3cvs => 1.3
2006-05-17 17:50 mhanski Relationship added child of 0003831
2006-12-20 19:40 upscope Note Added: 0014127
2009-02-06 17:39 mhanski Relationship added has duplicate 0007778
2009-02-07 08:51 mhanski Relationship deleted has duplicate 0007778
2016-04-13 03:10 Kunda Tag Attached: forms
2016-04-13 03:10 Kunda Tag Attached: PDF
2019-08-06 14:06 bubu File Added: Tab order test.pdf
2019-08-06 14:06 bubu File Added: Tab order test.sla
2019-08-06 14:06 bubu Note Added: 0046437
2019-08-06 20:33 bubu File Added: Scribus PDF form tab order test.pdf
2019-08-06 20:33 bubu File Added: Scribus PDF form tab order test.sla
2019-08-06 20:33 bubu Note Added: 0046440