Text entry boxes are text fields into which users can enter text. Text entry boxes are a great way to test users’ knowledge. After the user answers a question, Adobe Captivate matches the answer with the answers that you have set when creating the text entry box. You can even provide a hint to the user if you want to.
To view the properties of a text entry box, select it on the slide. The Property inspector displays the properties of the text entry box.
When you change the properties, the changes are instantly applied to the selected instance of the text entry box. Click the Apply to all icon to apply the changes to all the click boxes in the project or to those that use the same object style.
Enter a unique name for the text entry box. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the box.
Clear this option if you want the text entry box to be invisible when the project is played. The object can be made visible when a specific event occurs such as the entry to a slide or exit from a slide. For more information, see Controlling the visibility of objects.
Select a style for the text entry box. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Object style.
Displays the default text that appears in the text entry box. The user can overwrite the displayed text to type the answer. For example, you can set a default text for the text entry box saying, “Enter the answer here.”
Allows users to view their previously entered answer if they return to this slide using the Back button.
Show Text Box Frame
Enables or disables the visibility of the text entry box frame. If you do not select this option, only the Default Text is displayed to the user.
Displays asterisks in the text entry box to indicate that the box is a password field.
Validate User Input
Validates the input provided by the users. The box behaves like a form field and accepts any user input.
Lets you specify the following options (available in the update for subscription and Adobe Software Assurance customers only):
Indicates the name of the variable that stores the value entered in the text entry box by users. To specify a different variable name, click the ‘X’ icon, type the name of the variable, and click Ok.
When you change the properties in this section, the object style in the General section is prefixed with a ‘+’ sign. This indicates that the style is now in a overridden state. For more information on object styles, see Object style.
Specifies the event that occurs when a user clicks the box. For the description of the available options, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
Specifies the number of times the user can attempt the question before the specified action takes place. By default, the number of attempts allowed is infinite. To specify a number, clear the Infinite check box and then click the numeral associated with the Attempts option.
Specifies the event that should take place after the last attempt. For the description of the available options, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
If you select Open URL Or File or Open Another Project, click the inverted arrow icon next to the URL or the Project field to select the window in which the URL, file, or project appears. Select from Current, New, Parent, and Top. If you choose New, Parent, or Top, you also have the option to continue playing the original project when the URL, file, or project opens.
If you select Send E-mail To, you have the option to continue playing the project while the e-mail message is prepared and sent.
You can specify a keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click. Users can use the keyboard shortcut instead of the mouse. For example, suppose you select Control+Shift+Enter as the keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click. The click is treated as correct (a click within the box) when users press this combination. If they press the wrong combination, it is treated as a click outside the box.
Note: If your Adobe Captivate project is displayed in a browser, set keyboard shortcuts that do not conflict with common browser shortcuts. For example, F1 is frequently used as a keyboard shortcut to display Help. The Control, Alt, and Shift keys map to the Control, Option, and Shift keys on Macintosh® computers, respectively.
select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks inside the click box.
select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks outside the click box.
select this check box to specify a hint to be displayed to users. The hint is displayed when the user moves the mouse over the click box.
Pause For Success/Failure Captions
select this check box to pauses the project until all success and failure captions are displayed.
Adds a Submit button to the text entry box by default. Click the button to change its properties such as the label for the button and the formatting of the characters in the label.
Displays a scroll bar when the user exceeds the space available in the text entry box.
Select the direction: inner or outer. The preview of the selected direction is displayed on stage.
click one of the images in Presets to apply a shadow with standard angle, distance, blur, and color settings. You can customize these settings using the appropriate options in the Shadow accordion.
click to select a color for the shadow. Specify the alpha for the color, in percentage, in the adjacent field.
Specifies the delay between the first appearance of the slide and the first appearance of the text entry box.
Specifies the point at which the project pauses so that the user can enter text in the text entry box. The project continues only after the user submits the correct answer.
Displays the transition effect for the text entry box. You can apply a fade in or fade out effect and set the time for the fading effects.
indicates the background color of the text entry box. To change the color, click the Fill box and click a color in the color palette.
If you want to keep score for the text entry box or coordinate the score with a learning management system, use the Reporting tab.
Include In Quiz
Considers the text entry box as a question in the current quiz. The points assigned to this box are added to the score results of the current quiz.
The score that you want to assign to the question. The maximum is 100 points, the minimum is 0. The points assigned to this text entry box are added to the score results of the current quiz.
Sends tracking information to your learning management system. Use the interaction ID specified by your learning management system.
Use this section to define the exact size or location of the text entry box in terms of pixels. You can also specify the rotation of a text entry box in this section.