Adding carriage return when pressing enter

The guide for setting up a text entry interaction says that when a user presses return it automatically submits the interaction....mine adds a new line to the text box which brings up a scroll bar at the size (obviously this looks terrible).

I've tried adding enter as the submit button and that gives me an error message if they get it wrong but the extra line is still added.  

Any ideas?  Can I set the size of the text box or stop lines being added?   I see from this forum I can't set the number of letters that can be added.


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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Gill,

It definitely sounds like your Enter key isn't behaving as it should, described here.  Have you tried changing the size of the text box at all? 

Some other things to check, just based on this being odd behavior:

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive).Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, includingfile corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory pathto your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters(for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents orsymbols in your file names.

I'd also suggest conducting a repair of Storyline, and then test your file again. If you're still having difficulty after that, please let us know and share your .story file here with us. If you're unable to share it here, you're also welcome to send it along here.