I have 7 step wizard. The first step contains 3 subsections that i organized in vertical tabs:
Right now when you go to 1.1. you will have a "Next" button that will take you to 1.2. When you are at 1.3 you have a "Previous" button and a "Nest step" button.
So my buttons are as follows:
1. Step 1 (this takes you to 1.1) 1.1. NEXT 1.2. PREVIOUS, NEXT 1.3. PREVIOUS, NEXT STEP 1. Step 2: PREVIOUS, NEXT STEP 2. Step 3: PREVIOUS, FINISH
A user said that it is confusing for him when in step 1.1 - 1.3 to know where the next button takes him.
What is a better way to make the user understand what is the current step and what the next button does? The order of the sub-steps is optional (but they are all mandatory). I was also thinking of putting the subsections in an accordion but some of the subsections can be lengthy.