I have set a tab order for an interactive PDF in Indesign. See order below.

tab order

When I start pressing tab from advance shipment Booth # it starts to work OK but goes from Direct Shipment Booth # to Shipped from State when it should be going to Shipped from City first.

tab order demo

Any ideas?

  • Is your hierarchy is in the same order as your tabs? That could be causing the issue. Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 18:59

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If you have set your own tab order, make sure to turn off "use Structure for Tab Order" when exporting the interactive PDF.

See below for my export options for an interactive PDF.

export options for PDF

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