Setting Tab Stops
Minimizing Key Strokes

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Tab stops are boxes (fields) at which the cursor stops when the TAB (or ENTER) key is depressed. The Designate Tab Stop Utility minimizes keystrokes by enabling/disabling tab stops for any tax form.

 

bullet_box Launching The Designate Tab Stop Utility

 

To set/reset a tab stop, right-click directly on the caption of the box. If the box is not a required tab stop¹, the Designate Tab Stop Utility will be displayed. For example, if you right-click directly on the caption Account Number of the Account Number box of Form 1099, the Designate Tab Stop Utility is displayed,

 

Tab Stop Designation

Designate Tab Stop for Account number

 

Designated tab stops display their caption in red or black.

Non designated tab stops display their captions in maroon or gray.

 

bullet_box Testing Tab Stops

Depress the TAB (or ENTER) key repeatedly to move the cursor around the form.

 

note Notes

 

The ENTER key functions as the TAB key if, and only if, Enter Key = Tab Key is set (see Desktop Preferences).
¹ Required Tab Stop Required fields, such as name, address, city, state, zip, etc.
You can still enter data into a non designated tab stop by clicking directly on the box.
Designated tab stops are not client specific.