Text entry will not reset

I have a text entry box that is meant to reset to blank when a learner enters the wrong number. To do this, I've got a 'try again' layer with a trigger to jump to the same slide. This slide is set to 'reset to initial state'.

When I test the slide by putting in the wrong number, this figure remains in the text entry box and I can't alter it.

Can anyone help with what I'm getting wrong?

NB Have also tried putting a trigger on the 'try again' layer resetting the text entry variable to blank. This removes the number but I can't enter any new text.

10 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Katherine -- Thanks for reaching out, and I see that Wendy has stopped in to assist! Perhaps if issues persist, you may want to consider sharing your file here for additional insights. You would be able to use the grey ADD ATTACHMENT button in the bottom left of the reply box and you can attach from there. 

Katherine Redfern

That's a very good question, Wendy. It was a text entry even though it contained numbers. I don't know why I did that.

Have changed it to a numeric entry and it's better insofar as I can now delete a wrong entry.

Is there any way to set the entry box to blank when the timeline starts? I see I can set the variable to 0, but that doesn't replicate the behaviour I'm trying to demonstrate.

Thanks for all your help.


Wendy Farmer

Hi Katherine

as far as I know it will default to 0 and not blank because it is a number...

you could try to trick it.

Place a shape same colour as your text entry field that is in hidden state to start with, then on the try again layer gets triggered to normal which will be covering the zero - then when the user clicks in the field it changes state to hidden again.

Not tested - let me know how you go.

If not, maybe someone else can chime in with a response

Ren Gomez

Hi Sathish,

One way to reset the text in a text entry question slide is to create a trigger to:

1. Set the text entry variable to blank when the timeline starts. 

2.  And adjust the slide properties to Reset to initial state.


I've attached a sample file for you to review as well. Hope this helps!