42 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hi there, Bob!  Are you referring to the hint caption boxes that are generated with the step-by-step slides of a screen recording?  If so, are you finding that the caption boxes are getting in the way of crucial screen content?

You can edit captions at slide level: move them around, resize them, etc.  There are also some universal formatting options available for you.  

Let me know what you're seeing!

Bob O'Donnell

Hi Crystal, I was referring to "CLOSED CAPTIONING". Yes, Nancy... the CC box.

We sometimes do a 2-column layout where we put text on the left side of the screen and a small video window on the right side. I was trying to figure out if we had any control over the placement of the CC window. Not a big deal.... just need to keep it under consideration for all our interface layouts using video.

Thanks!

Alyssa Gomez

Hey Mike,

You got it! Here's how it's done:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties window opens, click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  3. Increase the Player font size percentage. It can be any percentage between 75% and 200%.
  4. Click OK to save and close the player settings.
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Donald,

Do you have an example of this? I'd want to just take a look at the length of the words, where it's splitting and your overall slide size as all those will be factors that contribute to the caption box's width and height. 

If you can share a screenshot or better even the .story file - I'll glad take a peek at what you're seeing!

Craig Sears

Will there be an update coming soon that will provide the ability to have greater control over the dimensions and placement of the Closed Caption box?

For instance, a box that goes to two lines of text takes up probably 20% of the video screen in my example. Additionally, there is a generous  "gutter" underneath the Closed Caption box that I'd prefer to not have. The ability to create a fixed position for the box would be a major "win."

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Craig, 

It's not something on the roadmap, but I'd love to hear more about what you'd like to see as options for editing. 

We're always exploring new features and customer input is extremely valuable in that process. If you’d like to chime in with your feedback on this, please share your thoughts with us through a feature request.

Emerson Collins

Good question. Initially, I thought it would be easier to develop the tool in the CC Editor. Since you can select the CC box which play the audio, maybe that box could be unlocked, allowing you to set the XY position and attributes. However, if there is an edit button which opens up a CC formatting editor that would give you full control over the CC attributes, including transparency, location, position, alignment to window and slide selection options, that would even be better. Thank you for asking! 

Susan Jorstad

Totally agree with the need to be able to position cc box and transparency. Would like to see it take up as little space as possible (while still retaining 14 point font size) and have as little gutter in relation to the player. As it is, I have to avoid putting content in roughly the bottom 1/7th of the screen because the cc box will cover it. that's a lot of screen real estate.

 

Teresa Vanderpost

HI there, I thought I would add to this trail instead of creating new, I am not sure if I found it here, but can I have the CC captions up while creating my images and timing?  I constantly have to preview the slide to see if my timing is on or off for each image that pops in based on the cc text, is there an easier way?

Alyssa Gomez

Hey Teresa!

Since closed captions are aligned with audio, could you use the audio in timeline preview to determine the placement of your images? 

Simply click Play on the timeline to preview the slide with audio. Then, add cue points to the timeline where you want the images to occur. 

Cue points in Articulate Storyline 360

Then, add the images to the timeline. Right-click each image on the timeline, scroll to Align to Cue Point, and choose a cue point.

Align objects to cue points in the timeline.