Tabbing between portal fields
I have a portal with four fields, that is designed to speed data entry when a shipment containing multiple items is received at a warehouse. I want the user to be able to enter a serial number in the first field, then tab to additional fields in the same portal row to enter in additional data (part number, etc.). when all the information about an item is entered, they should be able to hit Return to move to a new line, create a new record, and enter data about the next item.
I've set the tab order for the layout, which is based on a separate Shipments table (containing info specific to the shipment), so that it tabs through the shipment-specific fields first, then through each field on the portal. I've also set the Field Entry options for each field so that tab, return, and enter all go to the next object. However, in practice when pressing any of these keys from a field in the portal, it goes to the same field in the next record, rather than the next field in the same record. Is there a way to change this behavior?