Text variable with Reference - not working?

Nov 15, 2013


A total newbie here - new to the forums and Articulate.

I am trying to add a 'reference' to a text data entry and it just doesn't seem to be working.  I've followed the tutorials but the reference doesn't show up when I preview.

Here are the steps I took:

- I inserted a data entry on a slide (I even re-named it as suggested )

- On a following slide, I added a reference to the text entry and it looked like I did it correctly because it showed as %name%

- When I preview, I add my text answer but the answer does not show on the following slide where the reference is

I feel like I am missing something so basic...  Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

13 Replies
Josh Uhlig

Hi Angela,

Welcome to the forums. 

Here are 2 suggestions:

  1. Be sure you are using the variable name between the % symbols, and not the name of your textentry object.  You can see variable names by pressing the X symbol just under triggers.
  2. Check that the variable name you are using matches exactly what you are using between the % symbols (match the case).
Katie Riggio

Hi there, Shalimar!

It looks like Katalin was able to fix the problem by deleting variable names that had accented letters.

Are you comfortable with sharing your .story file for troubleshooting? I'd love to test that solution and make sure you get the most up-to-date support. You can send it privately by using this link