Copying States from one picture to another

Hi there!

This is my first post, and I am very new to Storyline, but it looks like an exciting and different way of doing things!

My question may already be out there, but after an hour of searching, I thought I should ask.

Can you copy states from one picture to another? For example, I have 5 pictures which I want to have 3 states. Normal (which is normal), visited (which is greyed out) and active (which is increased contrast and brightness).  Rather than having to set these up for each individual picture, is there a way to copy the states over quickly?

Thanks!

Josh

15 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Ashley and Josh,

I just wanted to throw something out here. Although it's true you can't select multiple images and copy states over, you can select the image that already has the desired states, then double-click the format painter,  and single click sequentially on each picture that should have these same states. Apologies if I'm misinterpreting the question...but just in case I thought I'd post.

Phil Mayor

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro said:

Hi Ashley and Josh,

I just wanted to throw something out here. Although it's true you can't select multiple images and copy states over, you can select the image that already has the desired states, then double-click the format painter,  and single click sequentially on each picture that should have these same states. Apologies if I'm misinterpreting the question...but just in case I thought I'd post.


Agree with Rebecca this should achieve what you want.

Dean Reed

It just goes to show you that no matter how long you've been using something you can always learn something new. It didn't even occur to me to use the format tool to copy states.  I've been working on multiple process flows connected to description layers and recreating all the states for each process step individually.  What a time saver!

Kuriko A
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

you can select the image that already has the desired states, then double-click the format painter,  and single click sequentially on each picture that should have these same states. 

Unfortunately, the format painter doesn't work if your states use any of the following formatting adjustments:

  • Adjust brightness
  • Adjust contrast
  • Recolor
  • Adjust size/dimensions
  • Adjust position
  • Change picture
  • Change picture shape

Ashley, can these issues please be added to the long list of bug reports?