I am trying to create a simulation that includes having the learning enter text in a text box. The problem is, Captivate requires the learner to hit "Enter" to complete the action and move to the next slide. In this software the user actually should NOT hit enter after entering text. How do I get it to go to the next slide simply by having the learner enter only text. Thanks!
The thing you need to understand about having an action performed in Captivate (e.g. the Jump to Next Slide action) is that every action must be triggered by an Event. We call them 'run-time events' because they occur at the time the project is running in the browser, not when editing in Captivate.
In the case of the interactive object you are referring to here (a Text Entry Box or TEB for short) there are only certain events available to use to trigger the action you want (i.e. going to the next slide). Just entering text alone does not constitute a valid runtime event that you can use to trigger an action. But there are three others you can use.
If you want to understand more about run-time events, take a look at this link:
I should also mention that with a TEB there is another option you might be able to use but it requires that you turn on Validation for the TEB, enter one or more correct answers that can be validated against, and then turn on More Options, specify the maximum number of characters, which then activates another option to Auto Submit the TEB.
I make no guarantees that this will be exactly what you need, but at least it gets you closer to your goal.