In this tutorial we’ll look at how to add content to your slides and you'll get to practice using some of the other common features. 

Most of your work in Storyline will happen at the Insert tab. As you can see in the image below, you can insert slides; static content like pictures, videos, and text; and you can insert interactive elements. 

In this series of tutorials we’ll focus on the non-interactive elements. We’ll look at interactive content in the next tutorial.

Watch this video first, then follow the steps below to practice.

Practice Activity

Here's a folder with some practice files for you to download

We'll get started by building a simple slide that includes some text, pictures and shapes. You'll build a screen like the one you see below.

  • Insert a new slide and select the blank slide layout from the Basic Layouts tab.
  • Go to the Insert Tab. Add a picture to the slide.
  • Use the text box to add a title: New Hire Orientation
  • Use the text box to add some body text. NOTE: You can add placeholder text by typing =lorem()

We’ll assume that this is the starting screen of a course with three sections.

  • Add a shape for each section.
  • Add some text to each shape: Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3.
  • Select the first shape. Increase the font size and apply a gradient shape style under the Format tab.
  • Go to the Home tab. Use the Format Painter to apply the same format from the first shape to the other two.

  • Go to the Design tab.  Apply a design theme to the slide. Add a new theme color.

  • Review the timeline and add titles to the objects on the timeline so that they're easy to identify.

At this point the slide you built is fairly simple. But in the process you learned to insert and edit some of the basic content. You also learned to use the format painter and to apply design themes.

In the next tutorial we’ll learn to use the timeline to sync animations to the audio.

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