Problem with text entry fields in Storyline 3

Since updating to Storyline 3 I have come across a problem with text entry field boxes and the TextEntry variables. This was working absolutely fine in Storyline 2.

I have quite a few projects where I have added my own text entry field on to a slide. I have set it up that it will send the user to a particular layer (a wrong answer layer) when they click a button - but if they have put the correct text into the text box it will immediately send them to a correct answer layer when the timeline starts.

In Storyline 3 it is no longer going to the correct answer layer if the correct text is put into the text box.

Unfortunately a lot of these are interactions where I can't use the built in text graded question instead.

Hope someone can help. Thanks.

3 Replies
Kelly Nester

Thanks for posting this... I found it while searching for an answer to  SL3 text entry for graded questions, because I created one and I have a rectangle that appears to be for typing the text, but it won't allow typing on slide/scene/project preview. I cannot figure out why, so I guess I'll have to go with multiple choice... AGAIN! ;o( Staff - please help?????

Alyssa Gomez

Hello Susan & Kelly! You came to the right place for help! So sorry you're running into trouble on your text entry slides. 

Would you both mind sharing a sample file with me so I can get a better idea of what's going on? You can attach it within this conversation or send it to our team privately. I'll be standing by!