InfoPath auto-scrolls down to first required field on open

Does anyone know how to keep InfoPath from auto-scrolling down to the first required field when a user opens the form? I have a form with significant text (showing a policy) at the top. The required fields are at the bottom of the form. When the user opens the form, Infopath auto-scrolls the form down to the first required field.

I have unsuccessfully tried to "trick" the form into opening at the top by camouflaging a required field at the top of the form, but Infopath highlights the field on open, blowing my camouflage. Making the "trick" field hidden and playing with the tab order didn't help either.

Thanks for any suggestions!
ibcmisAsked:
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
It sounds like you have tried quite a few of my first ideas.

One option would be to have an initial view that is your text and then a button to continue to the rest of the form.  Could also use a section and hide the fields until they have acknowledged the text.

That is all I can think of.
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ibcmisAuthor Commented:
I decided to re-organize the form and move some required fields to the top. I didn't find an easy solution to turn off the Infopath feature that auto-scrolls down to the first required field.

But, I just implemented a work-around by moving required fields to the top of the form.

Thanks for the suggestions, clayfox!
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