Can't get shapes to line up

Jan 20, 2017

I've noticed this problem a few times so I thought I'd ask if there is a solution.  When trying to line up shapes, often one edge will not visibly line up even though the wireframe points are exactly the same and the guidelines when resizing the objects seem to snap to the right position.

Here is my current example: 

I am trying to build a long colored bar that I will fill with buttons, and at the top I want a folder-tab looking piece to put the title on.  However, as you can see the right hand edge will never line up.  It's like Articulate thinks they are in line but it does not draw the shape properly.  This carries over into the preview mode as well.  It's the same problem with outlines turned on or off.

Any thoughts on how to make this work?

33 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Claire and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for reaching out and sharing the issue you are running into as well.

We do have this issue reported or Storyline 360, but I do not have an update to provide.

I wanted to share some information on how we define bugs and how we tackle them when they occur.

This conversation is linked to the report so that we can pop in and share any updates we have with you here.

Yeliz Avci

Hey all, I'm experiencing the same difficulties with Storyline 360 on Windows 10. I want some objetcs to be aligned, which they are perfectly in edit mode, but when I change to preview, they're not.

I'm using firefox for preview. Also tested chrome which is having not that much trouble aligning the objects, but still some and we're usually using firefox in our company.

Are there any updates on this issue?

Vincent Scoma

Hey Yeliz,

I am sorry that you are running into this snag. I don't have any updates on this yet since this is an open issue with our team. We will be sure to provide an update to this thread as soon as we have more details to share!

If you have any other questions, just let us know and we'll be happy to help!

Doug Mattson

After nearly 3 years this is still an open issue(?) I've struggled and been frustrated by this nearly every time I design. It's a pain to re-design somewhere else and then import as an image...not to mention the loss in quality/fidelity. Using a table is not flexible enough as I can't keep the border to just the bottom cell.