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Hello, I am wondering if there is a script step or or other mechanism which would cause the automatic activation of a drop-down list, or a pop-up menu,  as if I had clicked on it.

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Why?

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How about the TAB order?

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4 hours ago, Asu said:

Hello, I am wondering if there is a script step or or other mechanism which would cause the automatic activation of a drop-down list, or a pop-up menu,  as if I had clicked on it.

The Go to Field{} script step is equivalent to user tabbing into the field. In fact, any navigation step that causes a field to become active - Go to Field[], Go to Next Field[], Go to Previous Field []and Go to Object[] - will do the same thing.

Note however that while tabbing into the field causes a drop-down menu to drop down, it does not cause a pop-up menu to pop up (though there may be differences between versions and/or platforms in this aspect).

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17 hours ago, comment said:

The Go to Field{} script step is equivalent to user tabbing into the field. In fact, any navigation step that causes a field to become active - Go to Field[], Go to Next Field[], Go to Previous Field []and Go to Object[] - will do the same thing.

Note however that while tabbing into the field causes a drop-down menu to drop down, it does not cause a pop-up menu to pop up (though there may be differences between versions and/or platforms in this aspect).

Great, thanks. I was using a popup menu and indeed the "go to field" step was not working with that. I did not know there was a difference.

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