I've seen some discussions around variables in text box but I'm not sure if all issues have been resolved yet. Here's a banner/ticker effect I created. You can set a variable any time to a text and it scrolls at the bottom of the screen:
The problem is that Storyline 2 seems to change the size of the text to fit in the text box, even if it's set to No Wrap and No Auto Fit if there's a variable in the text. In this example, I limit the number of characters I'm placing in the text box so it won't extend over its limits. Even then, you'll see some slight size flickering when there are too many "fat" letters and it's reaching the end of the box. Any thoughts on this?