Fix "You must complete the question before submitting" on a free-form question

Mar 04, 2022

Hi, I have been looking for an answer to this issue and I have found several threads, but none of them seem to resolve my issue.  I am hoping someone can look at my file and assist me.  Using the guidance of a 'screenrs' tutorial, I have created a multi-blank, fill-in quiz question, using the free-form/pick-one functionality.  I have:

  1. created the fill-in blanks
  2. created the correct/incorrect buttons
  3. created change state trigger identifying the correct/incorrect variables
  4. created the triggers to show the proper layers when the state conditions are met
  5. I even tried disabling the built-in Submit button and created my own based on triggers.

Everything looks good and I can type in the fields, but when I click the submit button I get the error "You must complete the question before submitting" .  I am attaching the file, if anyone can help me debug this I would be greatly appreciate it.  I am using Storyline 3.



2 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Wendy.

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

The order of triggers is very important in Storyline:

Windows 10 (1) 2022-03-04 at 2.57.46 PM

The trigger to submit the interaction should come after the ones that select the buttons. 

I also recommend adding the buttons to Form view instead of manually creating the triggers to show the layers:

Windows 10 (1) 2022-03-04 at 2.56.37 PM

Let me know if this works!