You can use the name box at the top of the inspector's position tab to give the desired tab panel an object name. THen a script can use Go To Object to select that panel and this makes that panel the front panel. If you use a script to create the new record, this script can include such a step to bring the desired panel to the front.
And another poster just posted a description today of how you can use OnRecordLoad as a trigger to script responses to the creation of a new record. It works like this:
Set up a field, NewRecordFlag to auto-enter a value such as the number 1.
OnRecordLoad can then perform this script:
If [ Yourtable::NewRecordFlag ]
Go to Object ["yourTabPanelObjectNameGoesHere"]
Set Field [Yourtable::NewRecordflag ; False ]
If you use Filemaker Advanced, you can instead, use a custom menu that performs your own script to create the new record and select the desired tab panel.
Thank you very much! That worked perfectly!