I have a couple of text entry boxes in my assessment
stimulation. Is there a way for captivate to move onto the next
slide without having the user type the answer in and then push the
enter key? Is typing in the answer and then pressing Enter the only
way that Captivate recognizes your answer, correct or incorrect.
No, pressing ENTER is only one of a variety of ways to
progress past a text-entry slide. Open (double-click) the
text-entry object on the slide or on the timeline to access its
... at the bottom of the "Text-Entry" tab, notice the "Set
Shrotcut Key ..." area, with a button labeled "Select Keys".
... at the Select Keys dialog you can elect to use the mouse
(or not) or to set any single key, or multi-key combination as the
trigger to check the typed input.
EVEN COOLER, you can set a specific keyboard key as the
trigger, and use that to avoid any other specific response. For
instance, let's say the user is supposed to type in the word
"NATURE" ... you could set the "trigger" as the letter "E", the
last letter in the word "nature". When the letter "E" is struck,
Captivate will check the entry and proceed action on the text-entry
box, just as though you had pressed the ENTER key.
Have a nice day!
ADDENDUM: I guess I should point out the obvious - the above
tip for using a specific character won't work unless that character
used only once in the word, and that one time must be
as the final typed input.