InDesign "Set Tab Order" for fillable PDF

Hi everyone! Question for you:

I am building a form in InDesign with multiple layers, it also happens to be an interactive form. The layers are not allowing me to “set tab order”, so when I export, everything is out of order to tab through.

When I go to “Set Tab Order” only one layer of the interactive form appears, and always the same one, regardless of what is hidden or visible, or selected.

Any thoughts?

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Yes, you’ve bumped up against one in InDesign’s range of limitations with respect to PDF forms authoring. The workaround is to set all the form fields on a single layer, or, to exercise full control over Tab order, set it in Acrobat DC, post-export.

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