Editing text when you return to a Data Entry Field

Hi everyone,

I've created an interactive from for collecting data from face-to-face meetings which is then summarised at the end so the client can sign it off as correct. There is in excess of 50 fields holding from a couple of words to paragraphs. The user of the form works through each section but on occasions may want to return to certain pages to correct any mistakes. However, the data entry field doesn’t appear allow the text to be amended, it all has to be rewritten.

I’ve played around with a number of options but to no avail, can anyone shed any light on this? Is it possible to set it up so it can be amended?

Any help you can offer would be gratefully received.

Thanks

12 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there John,

I'm afraid I'm not seeing the same thing on my end. Could you share a little more information about the type of data entry fields you're using, please? Are they custom data entry fields you've added, or are they part of a survey/quiz question? Also, what revisiting settings are you using on the slides with these fields?

I know that with most data entry fields, if you move to another slide and return to the previous slide the text is highlighted, but you should be able to click within that text and edit it. If you enable resume, you should even be able to modify the text when returning to the course.

If you could share a little more information, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,

Christine

John Makinson-Sanders

Hi Christine,

 

I hope you don't mind but I have attached the project (zipped, I hope it has attached?!?) as I think it maybe easier for you to see it in action rather then me bumbling together an explanation.

 

When I add the text in any of the fields and return to them they are highlighted, however, when I try to edit them it removes the original text.

 

Thanks,

 

John

Christine Hendrickson

Hi again John!

Thanks for the file! :) I'm afraid it's the published output, so I cannot see exactly what type of fields these are, but I can see what you're talking about. It's odd because the text highlights, but won't allow you to click inside of the text. Now, I was able to move the cursor to the end of the text by using an arrow key on the keyboard, then I was able to modify it. But while it's highlighted, it doesn't allow this.

Can you give me a hint on what type of fields this are, or share the original .STORY file? 

Thanks!

Christine Hendrickson

Hi John!

Thanks very much for the file.

I tested this while previewing the file, and oddly enough, it didn't behave the same way for me. Yes, the text becomes highlighted, but now I'm able to simply click into the text and edit it (I don't have to use the arrow keys to "sneak" around this). 

I also published it and uploaded it for testing and it's working the same way:

Testing Text Fields for John

Can you test that on your end and let me know if you see the same thing, please?

Thanks!

John Makinson-Sanders

Hi Christine,

Thanks again for your help and I have tried the link you posted which worked for me as you described. However, I've gone back to my version and can use the arrow keys to move cursor to amend text but not place it within the text using the mouse as is the case in your link above.

I've attached a copy of my version locally in action so you can see the issue.

Sorry for being a pain with this.

Thanks,

John

Christine Hendrickson

Hi there John!

Thanks for the video! I made one as well, so you can see how it behaves for me.

I'm wondering if this may be due to different versions. Are you running the most recent version of Storyline? To find this information, click on "Help" and "About Articulate Storyline".

If you're not running version 3 (1305.2012), please download and install the update using the link below:

Articulate - Storyline Update 3

Let me know if updating improves the behavior of the text boxes for you.

Thanks!

John Makinson-Sanders

Hi Christine,

I'm not currently running the most up to date version (administrator rights are required to update my networked PC) and I'm chasing our IT team for help. Once I have updated the software I'll try again and let you know.

If that is the reason I will humbly apologise for wasting your time but I'm grateful for your support.

Thanks,

John

Ren Gomez

Hi Isabel,

Thanks for reaching out! This is an older discussion, so let's start fresh. Can you share a bit more about what you're running into in Storyline 360 when using text entries?

I created a quick sample where I have two slides and a text entry box on each slide. I was able to go back and forth between the two to make additional edits. Let me know if this isn't what you're experiencing!