Simulating Try mode

Jul 27, 2015

I'd like to create a screen in which learners must fill in some text boxes before they can proceed to the next screen.

However, I can't use View/Try mode to do this as I don't have the program I'm demonstrating on my machine, and therefore can't create a recording.

I do have some screen shots, and I was hoping I could insert text entry boxes over the relevant parts of these for learners to input trial text into. It would be a fake Try mode.

However, I don't want learners to be able to proceed until they've inserted text into all boxes. How can I set my forward arrow not to appear until they have done this? I can't see a way of doing this with variable.

Is there another way to do this altogether? I feel I am missing something.

5 Replies
Parichaya Kanungo

Hi Katherine,

To make the forward arrow not appear until the learner has entered the text, you can create a hidden state for the arrow. The following steps will assist you in resolving the issue:

Select forward arrow and go to states.
In state, click the initial state dropdown and select hidden.
Hidden state is created for the arrow.
Now your next task is to create a trigger which in turn will change the state of the forward arrow from hidden to normal.
There are two ways of doing this: One is after entering the text in the text entry button and then clicking the submit button will change the state of forward arrow from hidden to normal and second way is as soon as the learner enters the text, and clicks somewhere in the slide i.e.  the control loses focus from the text entry, the state of forward arrow will change from hidden to normal.

I have attached the story file, which will show you the steps for the above mentioned methodology.

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