- Record the screen showing the empty Password field
- In Adobe Captivate, choose Insert > Text Entry Field
- On the Text Entry Box tab, type the correct answer into the Correct Entries field
- Click OK
By default, your slide will include the new Text Entry Box (indicated by the arrow in the image below), a button (which users could click after typing the correct entry), and feedback captions (that can be edited to suit your taste).
- At this point, you would move the Text Entry Box over the Password Screen shown on your slide
- Test the Text Entry Box by pressing F10 on your keyboard (to preview 5 slides at a time). You should be able to type the word password and either click the submit button or press ENTER on your keyboard to move to the next slide in the project.
The only problem now is that, during the test, you should have noticed that you can actually see the word password as you typed the password into the Password field. At this point, what you'd hope to see is a series of astericks instead of the letters of the word password.
So what's a developer to do? Read on...
- The solution is actually quite simple, but often overlooked. Right-click the Text Entry Box and choose Properties.
- On the Options tab, select Password from the Options area
- Click OK
- Test the Text Entry Box again by pressing F10 on your keyboard.
You should be able to type the word password as before. However, this time when you type the password, you will see astericks instead of letters.