Invalid Answer- You must complete the question before submitting (Pick One)

Jul 11, 2023

Please Help! I am currently trying to make a crossword puzzle in Storyline 360 and I am having some issues. I know there is not a template for a crossword so I was trying to create one for myself and make it so it was able to be graded. So, I made it a Free form Pick One Question and I followed the instructions of this video ( I thought the set up I needed was similar. After I got everything set up I previewed the slide. When I fill in the correct answers it comes up with the error "You must complete the question before submitting". However if I put in incorrect answers the triggers work showing the "try again" layer and then "incorrect" layer like they are supposed to.  I have double checked that all of the letter are matched up correctly to the right triggers. Also, I saw discussions with similar issues but those solutions did not work for me, so I don't know what to do. I have been working on this slide for awhile and I am just stuck now.

I have attached the answer key for the crossword and a copy of my Storyline file

If you have any suggestion please let me know! Thanks in advance for the help!

6 Replies
Walt Hamilton

Since neither the Correct nor the Incorrect object starts in the Selected state, your description would suggest one of two options. The trigger to change the correct object's state may not execute. It looks to be correctly formed, so if it is not firing, it is because its conditions are not met. If it is functioning correctly, then the wrong trigger is firing regardless what variables are true. That means  the problem is in its conditions,

The starting point to troubleshooting this is to create textboxes with references in them for each letter. I would include a reference to the letter, and the corresponding T/F variable. There are so many, you may have to put them on all on a different layer that you show when Submit is clicked. You should also give the correct and wrong buttons a different color for their selected states, and move them onto the stage, where you can see them.  All of that may give you a clue as to where the problem is occurring.


Tommi Ojala

There was a lot to check here, but in the end it was something really simple.

I typed to box number and letter to each box. Then I had something visual to compare to the triggers. Checking those out I found out that 49 was mapped to "t". Correct one is "r".

What Walt suggests above would have revealed this too.

What I would like to know if there is a fast way to set up references to multiple triggers at once, or is clicking or typing them with %% one by one the only way?

Walt Hamilton

One by one is the only way, but there are a couple of things you can do to speed that up. There is a menu item (Insert Reference) that calls up the variable list. I put it in the QAT, so it looks like Ctrl-t Alt-9, select variable.

Another way to speed things up is to create one, then duplicate it as needed. Right click, and it opens drop downs to let you choose.