Can you create additional guides?

Articulate Storyline has horizontal and vertical guides - one of each. View > Guides >

They are like crosshairs by default, but you can click-and-drag them around.

What I want to know is, can you create additional guides, or are you limited to only one vertical and one horizontal?

I want to use guides to create margins and columns for my courses, to keep slide layout neat and consistent.

I guess the best way to do this is create a master slide template with everything in the right position.

Still it would be nice to have at least a left- and right-hand margin guide.

Tips?

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Brett Rockwood

If only we could lock the guides so you can't accidentally grab one when you're trying to move something else. And to make matters worse there is no undo for a guide move so getting one back where it belongs can be tricky if you haven't written down the positions.

But here's a cool tip: Insert lines on the master slides to be guides and set the initial state to hidden. You can still see the lines on the slides but they're hidden when you publish. This also has the advantage of having different "guides" for different slide masters.