Set as Default shape - not storing the text box settings

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 12:12 AM  

Hi,

 

I am adding callout shapes to a screen recording video that I am creating.

I had created a shape that was yellow with no line, and set the font type and size (Verdana 16pt).

I also adjusted the internal margin for the text box within the shape properties.

After making the chanegs I choose to make this the default call out shape.

 

However the problem is that some of the setting are not being saved. The text box margin settings, the font settings (to not have any shadow on the text), and the setting to not Autofit text to the shape are not remembered as part of the default shape.

 

Is there any other way to have a shape template - that would remember these settings?

So that the shapes could be dragged and dropped onto the screen recording.

 

Thanks!

 


This post has 0 verified answers

All Replies

User Rank Bruce Graham

7,248 posts

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 6:56 AM  

Hi Melanie,

This sounds the same as the "Default Marker Shape" "bug" (which I have submitted). It retains the type of shape, but not all the settings that one applies to it.

I would submit it as a bug referencing this thread, with examples of what you want, and what happens.

The concept if Default shape settings is one area that does (IMHO) need some "tidying up".

Bruce


User Rank Brian Batt

5,047 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 6:39 AM  

Hi Melanie,

 

I submitted the issue to the Quality Assurance team on your behalf.  In the meantime, you should be able to use the Format Painter to make them all the same:

 

http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/using-the-storyline-clipboard.aspx


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,248 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 6:51 AM  

Brian Batt said:

Hi Melanie,

 

I submitted the issue to the Quality Assurance team on your behalf.  In the meantime, you should be able to use the Format Painter to make them all the same:

 

http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/using-the-storyline-clipboard.aspx



Brian/Melanie,

Please also be aware though, (and I think I've submitted this on more than one occasion) the Format Painter does not function across slides with, for example, text fonts and colours, and sometimes even within a slide. I'd appreciate your take on this one.

Bruce


User Rank Phil Mayor

9,887 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

Bruce, is it the format painter on the floating menu (contextual) that doesnt work?  Because i dont normally get a problem with the format painter on the toolbar


User Rank Gerry Wasiluk

5,673 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:15 AM  

Or the one on the Quick Access toolbar if you added it there.  There was a problem with that in the beta but it appears fixed.


User Rank Brian Batt

5,047 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:22 AM  

 

Phil Mayor said:

Bruce, is it the format painter on the floating menu (contextual) that doesnt work?  Because i dont normally get a problem with the format painter on the toolbar



Hi Phil,

 

The Format Painter in the pop up menu doesn't work as expected.  It's been documented & forwarded over to QA.  However, you can use the one from the Home ribbon.  

 


User Rank Brian Batt

5,047 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:29 AM  

 

Bruce Graham said:

 

Brian Batt said:

Hi Melanie,

 

I submitted the issue to the Quality Assurance team on your behalf.  In the meantime, you should be able to use the Format Painter to make them all the same:

 

http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/using-the-storyline-clipboard.aspx


 


Brian/Melanie,

Please also be aware though, (and I think I've submitted this on more than one occasion) the Format Painter does not function across slides with, for example, text fonts and colours, and sometimes even within a slide. I'd appreciate your take on this one.

Bruce



Hi Bruce,

 

I just tested the Format Painter on a button & it worked as expected except for the change of the button type:

 

 

http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/screencast.php?screencastid=6bf23bbdcfdd48288a6b71ba8a0f58c8

 

If you have an example where it doesn't work as expected, let me know and I'll take a look.

 


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,248 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:53 AM  

Well...

I must be doing something very wrong then...

Here's me trying to use format painter to change text across slides, and then within a slide:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4349561/FormatPainter.mp4


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,248 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 8:07 AM  

Fair enough!

I stand corrected, (just like the text formatting in fact....)

Thanks for that - guess the "highlighting" is just a habit because I very often use FP to change one word/phrase in MS-Word, rather than a whole area.

Thanks again.

Bruce