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.
|1||Enter a unique name for the text entry box. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the box.|
|2||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.|
|3||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.|
|1||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.”|
|2||Allows users to view their previously entered answer if they return to this slide using the Back button.|
|3||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.|
|4||Displays asterisks in the text entry box to indicate that the box is a password field.|
|5||Validates the input provided by the users. The box behaves like a form field and accepts any user input.|
|6||Lets you specify the following options:
|7||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.|
|1||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.|
|2||Set the following font properties:
Set the following properties:
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.
|1||Specifies the event that occurs when a user clicks the box. For the description of the available options, see Project navigation using interactive objects.|
|2||Allows users an unlimited number of attempts.|
|3||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 Attempts check-box and then click the numeral associated with the Attempts option.|
ou 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.
|5||Select the action that should be performed when the user presses Enter or Tab.|
|4||Select this check box to pauses the project until all success and failure captions are displayed.|
|5||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.|
|6||Displays a scroll bar when the user exceeds the space available in the text entry box.|
|7||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.|
|8||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.|
|9||Includes the points for the correct click in the total score.|
|10||Sends the quiz score to the learning management system (LMS).|
|11||Sends tracking information to your learning management system. Use the interaction ID specified by your learning management system.|
|1||Allows you to associate an audio with the click box.|
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.
|1||Specifies how long the text entry box is displayed on the slide.|
|2||Specify the time in seconds.|
|3||Specifies the delay between the first appearance of the slide and the first appearance of the text entry box.|
|4||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.|
In this example, use a text entry box to capture text and display the text back on a different slide.
Set the following properties for the text entry box:
- Set the default text to "Write your answer here"
- Select the
- Select the
check-boxShow Text Box Frame
- Set the maximum length of the text to 250
In the Actions tab, set the following properties, as shown below:
- Select the check-box Infinite Attempts
- Choose Go to the next slide in the On Success drop-down list
Also, choose the option Show Scrollbar.
In this example, use a text entry box, which does not accept an empty (null) value as input. Set the properties such that the text entry box only accepts a pre-defined value.
In this example, use a text entry box, which when accepts a value, displays Success or Failure captions depending on the value.