Tabbing Order with Animated Text Boxes

Jun 17, 2015

I have a question about tabbing - when I tab through my published Storyline 2 course, any text boxes that appeared with animation - such as fade in paragraph by paragraph - end up as multiple tabs. So if I have a three paragraph text block, it takes three tabs to make it through the text box - and not in order, last paragraph first.  On the tab order option in the software, the text block appears as one item, but in the real world, it acts as three. How does that work with screen readers? Will the screen reader read all the text blocks backwards? I don't want to take out all the text animation, and it will be tedious to break down every single large text block into multiple ones b/c of this.

4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Anita,

Thanks for reaching out. I was able to take a look at the previous issue reported by Lori and confirm that it's specific to animating a text box by paragraph vs as one object.

The tab order will select the text box, then the individual lines.

Is that the set-up you are using as well? I've attached a sample of the difference. Slide 1.1 uses by paragraph and Slide 1.2 uses as one object.

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