Word 2013, Form fields not tabbing to next field

I have a form in Word.  It has text fields and I have protected the form and saved it as a template.  When I create a new doc based on the template, I want to tab from field to field.

This is working on the very first field, but afterwards, TAB expands the text field instead of advancing to the next field.  I need TAB to advance to the next field.

Any help on what I'm missing would be appreciated.  I use to be able to do this in 2010...it's only Word 2013 that's giving me grief.

Thanks

Cliff
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
http://www.msofficeforums.com/word/13196-tab-between-fillable-fields.html

The only such method I know of is to create a protected form using legacy form fields and protect the document for forms. Then the tab key moves between fields.
See Please Fill Out This Form and Add Classic FormField Controls to Ribbon.


If you use Word 2010 Content Controls, the tab key is just treated like text and is entered into the field.


A rich text content control (first Aa selection) will accept the tab as a character. If you delete the control and add it as a plain text context control (second Aa selection), then when the user hits tab, it will tab to the next fillable field.

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