Tab as a Key

I'm creating a software interaction and I want to the learner to use the Tab key as a trigger. I initially had the Enter key as the trigger, but was advised the software program used Tab instead of Enter.

As it stands, the Tab key does not trigger the layer. Is it possible for me to use the Tab, or should I abandon it and go for Enter?

Thanks,

-Nich

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Christine Ramirez

Thanks for your reply.

I'm creating a hands-on practice simulating our software and the tab works
when filling in fields in the software.

For the practice, I'm using hot spots on the next field to trigger the jump
to next slide, but it's not working that smoothly. I'm new to Storyline
and to creating modules, so for me, it's been trial and error.

This project is kinda complex because I'm using layers also, so that the
learner will catch a quick glimpse of the data entry on the "correct" layer
before it jumps to the next slide.

Kind regards,

*Christine S. Ramirez* | Instructional Designer
Quality Systems Division, Plano TX | Bio-Rad Laboratories| ph: 972.516.2852
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christine

Christine Ramirez

Hello, thanks for your reply. We don't use the screen recording tool, so
this is built from screen shots of the software. I played with Tab as the
submit button, but it really didn't work well for me.

For each "practice" slide I have, most of them contain text entries where
the learner is entering time ranges for multiple shifts. Since it's text
entry for some empty fields, I have built layers: base layer with a "help"
button and a help call out, if they click the Help button. There is a
"correct" layer to show for a split second after they enter the correct
time and a "try again" layer if they type in the incorrect response.
What's tricky is once they enter the first field, I have a hot spot set up
to submit the interaction. Another problem I'm having is when it jumps to
the next slide, they have to click in the same field again to enter the
next text entry. There got to be an easier way to do this.

I'm not sure if any of this is making sense.

Kind regards,

*Christine S. Ramirez* | Instructional Designer
Quality Systems Division, Plano TX | Bio-Rad Laboratories| ph: 972.516.2852
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christine

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Christine!

Thanks for that detailed write-up! I think I've got a good idea of how you designed this slide, and converting this slide to a freeform text entry would be a huge time-saver. That way, you don't have to set up triggers manually; Storyline will do the hard work for you! 

Mind if I have a look at your file? I'd be happy to make a few adjustments and record a video to walk you through the steps.

You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done taking a look.