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Text Blocks

Text Blocks are used to create inline interactions. A text block is basically a paragraph, and forms a framework into which one of the two available text-based inline interactions (Inline Choice, Text Entry) is then inserted.

Text Blocks are represented by the icon A Block in the Interactions Library on the left, under Inline-interactions.

1. Using Text Blocks in Inline Interactions

After you have created a new Item, drag the Block interaction (represented by a letter A icon) from the Inline Interactions library below Common Interactions on the left, onto the blank Item and drop it onto the canvas.

This creates a field (containing a sample text) in which a text may be entered from a favorite source (you can copy and paste text from any text editor, or website, for instance), or typed in.

To enter your text, click inside the text field.

Note: The A icon on the right allows you to bold or italize text, and to insert a picture, shared stimulus, math expression or link into your block text.

For more detail on how to create the two inline interactions which use Text Blocks, see the sections on Inline Choice Interaction and Text Entry Interaction.