How to create a virtual keyboard on Storyline?

Aug 06, 2013

I am interested in creating a virtual keyboard in Storyline. Per my understanding that Storyline currently won't be able to support this. Do let me know if this is possible and if yes how do I create it. 

13 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Mah,

If you need help setting this up, I'll have to defer to the community as our support team is not equipped to assist with Javascript set up. You may want to provide a bit more information in your responses about what you've tried and how it's not working for you.

If you're providing information here to assist in terms of how to set this up, again, providing a bit more information and clarity will be helpful to others who come across this thread. Attaching a .html file or URL without a lot of other information may continue to have your posts marked as spam and removed from the forum thread. 

Brandon Harper

I am still here :-)

If you use it directly, it won't work. You would need to use some pretty complex triggers to to this. For example, when user clicks (shape) adjust variable to add "letter" to variable (whatever variable your data entry field is. 

This sounds really complex, but possible. I hope this is helpful. 

Morgan Jacobus

Hi There (in case anyone still sees this thread),

I created the attached on-screen keyboard a few days ago.

Basically, instead of using a TextEntry object, just place a rectangular shape with a reference to a variable (in this case, I used a text variable called namefill). If you want to use my keyboard, I urge you not to change that variable. I then used a little bit of Javascript on each letter/character to create a string using whichever "key" you click.