Change Font Size in Sequence Drag and Drop Graded Questions

Oct 04, 2013

I create lots of graded questions that are sequence drag and drop and matching questions. I'd really like to decrease the font size on the answer options. -- the answer and question options that get matched up or placed into sequence. It would be nice to have more question options listed on the screen without having to scroll. And, when the font size of the actual answers is larger than the question itself, it looks funny.

I have not been able to locate a way in the the Form View or the Slide View to change the font size of answers. It seems that once the answers are entered in the Form View that it becomes an uneditable text book. Is there a way to change the font size of answer options?

Here's an example of a sequence drag and drop question with the answer being larger than the question font. 


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Kelly Auner

Hi, everyone!

I have some great news to share. We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Build 3.80.30988.0, we've included important fixes and new features.

One fix included in this update: 

  • Font sizes shrunk for sequence drop-down answers when previewed or published.

Launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer to take advantage of this update, and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let me know if you need additional help!

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Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for the information Dmitry! We are in the Quizmaker forums, so I just assumed that was the software that you were utilizing.

We have a similar issue reported for Storyline 2 related to increasing the font for a sequence drag and drop, but the preview/publish remains smaller. Is that what you are experiencing as well? This is currently being investigated.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Debra,

I see that this issue is still with our QA team, and that it's not been reproduced with the recent Update 5 of Storyline 2. Are you seeing it in that set up? If so, do you have a sample file you could share here with us so that we could send it along to our QA team to continue reviewing? 

Tess Richardson

Hi Ashley & Leslie,

I've been coming up with the same issue in SL2 with drag & drop sequencing and font size of the published (and previewed) quiz being too small. I think I have a sample for you to check out!

This is the second course that has had this problem. Both are files created in SL1 and updated to SL2. The first time it happened I managed to fix it, but I don't know what I did. :-(  This time I can't get it to work.

I realize this is a Quizmaker forum. :-) If you'd like for me to jump forums, just holler!


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tess,

Thanks for sharing your .story file here. I took a look and see the same behavior in your file. I notice that when I import your file into a new .story file if the new file has a smaller, standard story size the sequence drag and drop sizing works normally. If I changed the story size again to match what you had, the sizing gets small again. I tested this in a brand new file to see if I could replicate it and the behavior didn't persist. I'm going to share this example with our team though as they continue to investigate. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Bandhu,

Thanks for reaching out here. It's an issue that is still with our QA team and they've had inconsistent results reproducing it. To confirm, the issue that is reported here allowed the user to adjust the font size on the slide stage but then preview/publish displays it at a much smaller size. Also it's something our team has seen when there was a change in story size to a much larger size. 

We'll keep you posted here if there is any additional information or changes. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Helene and Alexander,

This issue is still present in Storyline 3/360 as well - and it's based on using a custom story size to something much larger and the text size changes. I'll make sure our team knows that the issue is still visible there so that we can take a look at this again. 

Depending on priority and risk, some bugs can be fixed quickly, while others take longer to resolve. Here's more information on how we identify and tackle bugs.

I’ll let you know as soon as we have an update on this issue. Thanks so much again for letting us know about this, and I’m sorry if it’s slowing you down.

MIke Bowie

Hi everyone, just to let you know I have the same issue as well (In Storyline 2)

Using a custom template and in the slide view, the font is 24 point and yet when previewing, the text size of the answers is only about 12 point. Strangely it only happens with 'Sequence Drag and Drop' it is fine on the 'Matching Drag and Drop' if that helps.