Automatically populate slide title onto the slide or menu

Is there a way to automate inserting the slide title ( slide title name) into the slide without having to retype it manually?

For example if the slide is titled "introduction" and I have a text label on the slide that matches that, if I change the slide title name can the text label automatically pick up that change?

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Daniel Sposato (Philly)

Do you mean typing a title, say at the top of the screen (in a text field), will then automatically replace the name under the slide thumbnails whenever it is changed?

That is possible through the use of a master title placeholder in the Slide Master View.

Also, if you go into Player Properties and in the Menu section, changes here will only affect the menu itself. But you can click the "reset from story button" under the menu list. That will update all of your slide names to match the title names that are under the thumbnails in your course.

Daniel Sposato (Philly)

All you need to do is check the little title check box in the Slide Master view.

It will automatically add the title text field.

This seems to at times to have no effect in an existing project. So my advice is to open a second instance of SL2 and start a new project and do the above in that. Then just copy and paste this title master into your existing project.

Daniel Sposato (Philly)

So today I discovered the simple thing you need to do in order to fix a title slide in SL2 to work the way you were asking. Just change the name to "Untitled Slide" directly under the thumbnail. It will then auto change to the temple title placeholder if present on the slide.

So if you already have a title in the MS is should auto update to the slide title name. But if you don't have it in the MS your currently using, switch the slides MS or add the text field by coping one from another slide that has a working one.

Stass Ioujanina

Is there a similar trick for Storyline360? "Untitled Slide" doesn't seem to do anything.

When we initially created slides, their thumbnails automatically updated with the titles. However, at some point, the thumbnail titles were changed directly (which didn't change the title text on the slide itself). Now the slide thumbnail needs to be manually changed every time the slide title is changed.