On 11/06/2013 07:54 PM, Scott Castaline wrote:
In Libreoffice Base The Form Design window, I was trying to get it
where the cursor starts in the first field. Right now it is in the top
left corner at start up (data entry) like it is when I go into form
edit mode. In exploring ways to do this I had clicked on an icon
called "Automatic Control Focus" so now the form controls (record
advance, 1st record, last record, & new record) are greyed out. The
only way to advance is by tabbing from the last field or to go back a
record shift & tab from the first field.
I am running Libreofice 22.214.171.124 on Fedora 20 Alpha. So I have two
1. How do I disable this automatic control focus?
2. How do I get the cursor to start in the first field when I'm in
Data Entry Mode?
I am using LO 126.96.36.199 under Slackware Linux, not 4.x, but it looks like
the "Automatic Control Focus" icon is alternate-action. If you go back
into form edit mode, click on the icon and see if it turns off (no
border around it).
I do not use that feature. I use the "Activation Order" feature to
order the controls in my forms. In my 3.x, this icon is two to the left
of the "Automatic Control Focus" icon. It contains a checkbox and a
radio button (bulls-eye). Clicking on this icon should get you a "Tab
Order" window that allows you to edit the activation order of your
form's controls by selecting the control from the list on the left and
moving it up or down in the list with the buttons on the right. I
usually select the "Automatic Sort" first and then go back and refine
the order with the up and down buttons.
In addition, if there are any controls you do not want to tab to, such
as a read-only control, the tab can be disabled on a control-by-control
basis by the "Tabstop" option under the "General" tab in the control's
Hope this helps.
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