Changing the default font size

Aug 16, 2012

Hello everyone,

I understand that the default font can be changed by accessing the Design tab and choosing a new font as the default. However, I'm unable to change the default FONT SIZE, is it possible to make a global change to the font size? Also, what or how will this changes affect?

Thank you,

19 Replies
Jamie Morgan

I have not seen a setting to change the size; however, I just use the "Set as default" option on the right-click menu for objects. For example, I'll add a text box to a screen and format it to be the font & size I want all my text boxes to be. Then simply right-click the text box and select "Set as Default Text Box". Now anytime you add a text box in your story file, it will be formatted the same. This works for any object (shapes, captions, etc).

Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Bruce,

Just wanting to make sure that you're right-clicking on the border of the "box" itself and not the text in the box. If you right-click on the text, you're not going to see that option.

Here's what it should look like:

Let us know if you're still not seeing this option in the menu.


Katie Riggio

Hi there, Bill!

Thank you for reaching out! Your post reminded me of this similar discussion that covers how Storyline calculates font size when the slide size changes.

A few ideas in the meantime!

  • You could quickly increase the table font size with the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+>
  • If you need to create courses with a custom design, I recommend saving the Storyline project as a template: Using Custom Templates
  • Use slide masters to set the default themes, colors, fonts, text, and objects for slides throughout the course: Using Slide Masters
Kristin Hatcher

Somewhat embarrassing, but I think I've figured out the issue. I was trying to set a text box as default after I'd set the font size I wanted, but before I'd added any text. Once I'd added text, the option appeared, which makes some sense. I see from Joselina's screenshot that they were doing the same thing. 

Kelly Auner

Hi Alan,

Thank you for reaching out! I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing this issue. When importing Powerpoint slides into Storyline 360, most features are supported, but some are not. Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot!

If you are working from a template in PowerPoint, and import the slides to Storyline, it will recognize the text box as a shape and does not give you the option to Set as Default Text Box.

I found that if you choose insert > text box on a blank slide in PowerPoint, then it should behave the same way when imported to Storyline. You can also insert a new text box in Storyline, copy and paste the content into your new text box, and then Set as Default Text Box.

I hope this helps! Please feel free to share any requests with our team in the form of a  feature request. You can stay up to date on what we're working on by viewing the feature roadmap!