Tab Order set does not match tab order reality - Please Help

Dec 11, 2019


I am sure this has been covered somewhere in the discussion board before, so please forgive the possible redundancy of this question:

I have combed through both the items in the 'Tab Order' and deleted all items that do not apply, ordered them, added Alt text, and labeled all of the items (including within groups) in the Timeline; however, when I select 'Preview' and 'This slide', I have several items appearing that were neither in the Tab Order nor in the 'Accessibility...' (right-click on Timeline items) options for any items in the Timeline.

I have also used 'Slide Master' to see if there were any targets for those mystery tab order items but to no avail.

Please advise how I can find the mystery tab order items that are both off screen and appearing multiple times for a single button.

Thank you,

Confused about Tab Order

8 Replies
Katie Riggio

So sorry you're facing this oddity, Jesse. I'd love to help!

The discussion Nicole linked is handy, as it covers a few tabbing issues we're currently looking into:

  1. The feedback layer does not follow the tab order specified; the highlight does not appear around the first item.
  2. The objects on a slide or feedback layer are listed first in the tab order. 

Let me know if any of those match what you're seeing! If not, a few quick questions to make sure you get the most up-to-date and tailored support:

  • What version of Storyline are you using? 
  • Would you be willing to share your .story file with us for testing? You can share it privately by uploading it here. We'll delete it after taking a thorough look!
Jesse Ward

Hi @Katie; What I am seeing is that the tab order selects items off the screen between the first and last item on the tab order and the player buttons.

Also, an icon that I have is treated as separate targets despite it being a single item; that is, the icon is broken up into several components when I tab over it but in the timeline it is just one item.

To answer your questions:

  • Articulate Storyline 360
  • I will share the file with you now

Thank you!

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