Storyline simulations - not creating text entry interactions

I recorded a few screens in PowerPoint to see how the Try mode worked. I saved the screen recording as

step-by-step slides in try mode. When I ran the scene, I got text entry interactions.

When I tried to record screens in my company application, I did not get any text entry interactions -only  hotspots to Click. After I clicked - I saw the text being entered but I was not allowed to enter the text.

Does the try mode interaction only work with certain applications?

Thanks!

Ejuana

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ejuana,

I haven't noticed that it only works with certain applications, but is the company application on your computer or in a web browser?  If you will be recording a web application or web page, you may use the browser of your choice.  However, be aware that Internet Explorer is the best option, because it provides the richest set of data to the Windows Accessibility API, which is how Storyline collects information about your screen recording.  Firefox also works very well.  Google Chrome, unfortunately, reports very little information, so details will be missing from your captions and some steps could be omitted as well.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Kathy,

You may want to look at creating those slides manually that aren't being captured by your screen recording by using screenshots, custom text entry fields, or mouse cursors. As you'll see in that article Google Chrome does transmit less data, so it's not something that can be changed within Storyline.