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Tab Properties

Use the Tab properties pane to add visible or hidden tabs to divide data card sections into multiple tabbed pages, each with their own controls.
When adding controls to a tab, select the tab title in the tab control, then drag controls onto the tab page.

To display the properties pane, in the Card Editor, click Tab (Controls toolbar), and click in the card to place the tabs.

Tab names

Type tab titles, one per row.

To add a tab, type a new title.

To remove a tab, delete the title.

This deletes any controls you place on the tab.

Show tabs

All tabs are visible.

Controlled by variable

The tabs are hidden unless a value from the controlled variable matches the tab name.

See Working with Controlled Tabs.


Click to open the Edit Variables dialog box to create a new variable, or check the properties of an existing variable.

See Data Card Variables.

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