Storyline Changing Numeric Values

Sep 05, 2013

I'm working in a project where the student must input a phone number into a numeric text field.  The correct value is 913037231000.  For some reason, Storyline continues to change this value to 913037262848, usually after I have saved and reopened the file.  Does anyone know why this may be happening, and how to stop it?  It's really getting annoying.

6 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Fletcher,

Not sure what's going on, especially without seeing the slide, but I do see a decimal point in the numeric entry in your screenshot - could be messing stuff up. Are you using a numeric entry or a text entry? You said "a numeric text field."

Telephone numbers aren't really numeric values (I always have fun with this when I'm teaching about text vs. numeric values in Excel and I ask Learners to think about 3 "numbers" they use every day that aren't used for computation). So, I'm thinking you could maybe use a text entry here. If you're already doing that, or if that won't work, could you upload that slide?

Oh, and welcome to the community.


That's a good idea!  This is my first Storyline production, and when I started at the beginning of the month, I didn't understand that I could have multiple text entry variables and multiple numeric variable.  I'll try switching it over.  But even still, it seems like such an odd error.  Now let's hope my company pushes the PO through before my trial is up!

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