Changing slide properties for multiple slides at the same time

Aug 01, 2017

Hi All,

Need an input. Have imported slides from PowerPoint and by default the slides advances automatically.

I would like to change the property value as "By User". Is there any easy method to apply this all the slides in a scene rather changing each slide properties individually.


33 Replies
James Callender

Does this not work with question slides? I've highlighted multiple questions within my question bank and it allows me to paste a trigger or adjust the slide properties, but when I click off the highlight and go to one of those that I think I just updated, it's not actually updated. I'm having to adjust slide properties on each individual question and it's very time consuming. 

I know, the short answer is to do it right the first time and you'll be fine. I've only been using Storyline about a year, and I've come a long way from when I started. I'm going back into many courses and "beefing" them up, but it is painstaking when you have to make 2-3 of the same changes to each individual question and you have 40+ training courses with 10-30 questions in each course.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi James,

I can see how that adds a lot of extra work, so I tested this out to be sure. Within a Question bank view, you can't select multiple slides to change the slide properties. One option would be to move the questions out of the bank and make the changes there, highlighting them all in story view - and then re-add them to your question bank. 

Susan Alderson

This used to work, now it does not.  When I try to select the slide advances "automatically" or "By user" it will not let me select it from the drop down.  I can only select each slide individually. Sometime it works, but usually doesn't. In the past I was able to select all the slides and then select "By user" and it would apply to all slides. Now it either makes me do each slide individually and sometime it won't let me change the selection and all. Frozen. Sometimes it pauses and then releases and let's me make a selection, now it won' let me change the slide advance at all. The drop down menu does not open. I would like to be able to change all at once as well like I could before. Is there a way to do that? Is this a bug?  I also only let's me change each slide individually in the Full slide view.  I cn not do it in storyview.

Sharon Barringer

I'm experiencing the same issue as Susan. I just upgraded this week from Storyline 3 to Storyline 360, and this feature no longer works. It took a long time working with IT (I don't have admin rights on my work PC) to get this application installed, so the concept of having to uninstall it and reinstall it isn't something I'm willing to do because it's just too cumbersome. Is no one else on 360 experiencing this? 

Katie Riggio

Hi, Sharon. So sorry you're facing this problem!

This has been a tough one for us to unfold since we haven't had luck recreating it. I opened a case with our Support team so we can explore tailored next steps to get your tool working right!

Look out for an email from; and since you have Articulate 360 for Teams, you'll get priority support!