Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Removing a Control from the Tab Order
If you do not want the user to be able to tab to a control, set its TabStop property to False (as
explained later in this chapter in the control properties section).
FIGURE 26.13
Changing the tab order of the controls on a page.
The tab order on a form should reflect the logical structure of the form and how a user would
normally move from control to control.
Working with Control Properties
As mentioned earlier, every control has a set of properties. Some properties are common to all or
most controls, whereas others are relevant to only one or two controls. This section starts by
describing the most important common properties and then discusses some individual controls
in detail.
Control properties are accessible to the person designing the form. Some of them can also be
changed in VBScript code while the form is running.
Accessing Control Properties
Each control’s properties are divided, simply for convenience, into two groups. The more commonly
used properties are grouped together on the control’s property sheet, whereas the less frequently
needed advanced properties have their own dialog box.
To view a control’s property sheet, select the control and click the Property Sheet button in the Tools
section of the ribbon. You can also right-click the control and select Properties from the context
menu. Advanced properties are also accessed from the context menu by selecting the Advanced
Properties command.
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