turn off case sensitivity for textentry?

Apr 18, 2014


Im creating a family feud style course that takes input from a user, stores it in a variable, then reveals a particular layer based on if the variable matches a value.

Question is, is there a way to do this that is NOT case sensitive?  Simply capping any letter in the word or phrase yields a wrong answer.

Any help appreciated,



11 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Tony,

How do you have the trigger set up for the variable? If you haven't already, make sure the Operator is set to == Equal to (ignore case). This should allow you to enter any capitalization in the text field and show your layer, as long as the same words/letters are used. 

If you've already tried this, are you able to share your .STORY file, so we can see what's happening?


Christa Novelli

I have been using the "ignore case" selection in the trigger, but one of my test users for the file still had issues with needing to match the caps selection. It was only one of the users; it worked for all of the other test users. 

Has anyone else run into anything like this?

Alyssa Gomez

Hey Christa! You've got your trigger set up correctly -- the "ignore case" condition is spot on. 👍

I wonder if that user also accidentally included a space in their response? Perhaps they thought the case was the problem, when in fact it was an errant space before or after the word that triggered the incorrect answer.

Vincent Scoma

Hi Emily,

Thank you for reaching out! 

With the new updates to the trigger workflows, It depends on the type of variables in use. As an example, if I have a data entry setup on a slide and I want a layer to appear if the user enters the correct phrase, I can determine if that value should be case sensitive or not: 

Another option to determine if a text entry interaction should be case-sensitive is to convert the Slide to Freefrom. This will allow you to define acceptable answers and tell Storyline if the response should be case sensitive: 

I hope this helps and please let us know if you have any questions!