text data entry without having to click in box first

Mar 08, 2013

Is there an easy way for a text data entry box to be set so a student can just start typing rather than having to click with the mouse in the box first?



10 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Chris,

Are you viewing the HTML5 output? That sounds similar to an issue reported to our team, where the Text Entry doesn't have the focus on the slide in the HTML5 output - but it does in Flash. If you look at the URL/web link to your course, an HTML5 version would end in "...story_html5.html

This discussion is flagged for an update once we have more information on that. So you're in the right place to be updated on any progress. Thanks for reaching out, and I'm sorry it's causing you some issues. 

Soren J Birch

I struggle with this in the current version of Storyline 360 3.11.14249

I used the screen recording to capture some simulation steps, and in those with data entry the capturing does not work well, the text fields are not on-screen after recording, so I delete them and put a new TextEntry, making sure to put the textentry lowest on the time line.

Yet the slide begins with text box out of focus and I have to click, which is unlike the real world web page I capture the simulation for.

What could I do to make it work? I submitted ticket 01233471 as well.

Crystal Horn

Hey folks! I'm happy to let you know that we just released Update 12 for Storyline 360, and you can check out the new features and fixes here!

Specifically included in this version is a fix to address some issues with data entry fields:

  • Data entry fields that should have focus when slides load weren't immediately accepting learner input.
  • Text entry fields didn't always have scroll bars when learners entered overflowing text. 

Simply update Storyline to the latest version and republish your project to see the fix. Here's how updating Storyline 360 works.

I'm happy to hear how you make out!

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