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I have a help button at the top of all my pages (created on slide 1 and then timing set to Rest of Project). In the rollover state I have a text box which I want to display two variables, the learner's name, and different help text depending on which page the user is on. I'm using advanced actions to update this second help text variable whenever it needs to change. The issue is that even though the box is large enough, it never displays all the text.

Here is the rollover state which includes a text caption of both variables.

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Here are the two different outputs which cut off both assistantMessage variables. Any suggestions on why this would be happening? I'm using Captivate 2019. Thanks!

message1.pngmessage2.png

The default variable display length is 50 characters. Change the Maximum length to the number of characters needed (max 250, I believe). This length setting is only available when inserting a variable, however, so you will probably have to delete your variable placeholders from the text boxes and re-insert them.

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I have a help button at the top of all my pages (created on slide 1 and then timing set to Rest of Project). In the rollover state I have a text box which I want to display two variables, the learner's name, and different help text depending on which page the user is on. I'm using advanced actions to update this second help text variable whenever it needs to change. The issue is that even though the box is large enough, it never displays all the text.

Here is the rollover state which includes a text caption of both variables.

rollover.png

Here are the two different outputs which cut off both assistantMessage variables. Any suggestions on why this would be happening? I'm using Captivate 2019. Thanks!

message1.pngmessage2.png

The default variable display length is 50 characters. Change the Maximum length to the number of characters needed (max 250, I believe). This length setting is only available when inserting a variable, however, so you will probably have to delete your variable placeholders from the text boxes and re-insert them.

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The default variable display length is 50 characters. Change the Maximum length to the number of characters needed (max 250, I believe). This length setting is only available when inserting a variable, however, so you will probably have to delete your variable placeholders from the text boxes and re-insert them.

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It used to be 250 characters but it's now around 150 I think.

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You can also have a look at this blog post, explained how to dsplay the content of a variable and more tips:

Discover/Use Captivate's System variables - Part 1 - Captivate blog

Both other users gave you the correct answers. Number used to be 256 characters maximum.... has been decreased for some unknown reason.

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Thank you so much! I didn't even notice that field! I didn't expect the variables to be limited in length.

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Slight correction: content of variable has all characters, the field in the

Insert dialog box is for the number of displayed characters of that content.

On Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 14:29 brandem78331078, <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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