Custom Formatting for Word Output (Publishing to Word)

For Storyline 2...

I'm trying to customize the Word output so that it publishes out of Storyline formatted in a specific way. We need to have specific fonts and colors to meet branding requirements. We also need a logo, but I'd be willing to add that manually if need be.

We use the Storyline Word output to create transcripts for our courses. Our current process is to take the Storyline Word output and copy/paste as plain text into our internal, branded Word template. Then, we have to strip out all of the slide numbers and slide images, and then apply the template styles to all of the text in the Word document. We write courses for software, so there is a lot of inline formatting involved to call out UI options. Needless to say, it's a pain, and I haven't found solutions to this on the forums, with other Storyline users, or with support.

I realize that there is no current way to strip out the slide numbers or the images (feature request!). However, I'd like to know if we can manipulate the template that Storyline uses to produce the Word output. I've tried playing around with the template.dot file that's in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Articulate, but it doesn't seem to do anything special when I do that.

Is there another template file that I'm overlooking? Or is there another trick someone has figured out?

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Lisa Spirko

Thanks for your response, Crystal. Since I posted an hour ago, I worked around the issue by creating a separate Word template with as much customized as I could do (style formatting for title, subtitle, heading 1, etc.; document margins; headers; footers). Then in the published Word output, I just attached the new template, and it automatically updated that formatting. I'll still have to manually tinker with a few other things, but that took care of the bulk of reformatting I had to do. 

Thanks!

Lisa