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Getting Text Entry Boxes to Retain Text

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Hi,

I'm trying to get text entry boxes to keep the text the user types after moving to the next field.

I am creating a demo where the user fills in an online form, but whenever they move to the next field the previous field blanks out.

Any tips or pointers is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Getting Text Entry Boxes to Retain Text

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Hi,

I'm trying to get text entry boxes to keep the text the user types after moving to the next field.

I am creating a demo where the user fills in an online form, but whenever they move to the next field the previous field blanks out.

Any tips or pointers is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Can you show a screenshot of the setup of the TEB? There is an option to

retain.

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Hi,

Thanks for helping.  Here is a screen shot of what I’ve got set up.  Right now, I’ve got 2 text entry boxes for testing.  I do have retain text selected.  Anything catching your eye?

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I do not see a screenshot, maybe because I am on a phone?

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I have TEBs for the Temp and Heart Rate fields, but when you move the next field, the previous blanks out

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These sorts of interactions are usually set up so that you have separate slides for each field and as you move from one field to the next the text that is typed into each TEB gets saved to the TEB's associated variable and then displayed in a transparent text caption or Smart Shape on the next slide.  If you position the text caption correctly and select the right font etc the user will likely not notice that they are on different slides.

That's the easiest way to set this up because that's how the Captivate designers envisaged a typical simulation of such an interaction would work.  Trying to do everything on just one slide with multiple TEBs can be problematic.

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Ah I see what you’re saying. I’ll play around with that and hopefully find success.

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In the past I've simply hidden the TEB and replaced it with a shown text caption or shape which displays the value of the input. You'll need separate variables for each TEB, of course and there's no way to re-enter unless you create a "reset" button with an action to assign empty strings ("") to the TEB variables, then show the TEBs again (and hide the captions).

Good luck!

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