Custom Storyline Themes
Sep 03, 2013
I'm having a variety of problems when I try to create and save custom themes.
In my first attempt, I created several slide masters in the same file, but when I tried to save them, I somehow ended up with the wrong theme paired with the name, even though I was very careful to select the correct theme when naming/saving them.
I thought maybe Storyline didn't like that I had created multiple master slides sets within the same file and was saving the themes from that file, so I cut and pasted each master slide set into a separate new project and tried to save them from there. The themes that I got when doing that appeared with the correct name and formatting when I opened them in a new project. However, when I try to apply these themes, the Clean theme shows up instead of the custom theme (and the thumbnail up in the theme menu changes to look like the clean theme, too).
When pasting the slide masters into the new project in order to create the themes, I noticed that the Clean theme was still there, and I tried to delete it, but Storyline wouldn't let me. I'm assuming that it's this left-over version of Clean within the theme that is causing Clean to override the master set that I created, but I don't see how to prevent that when I can't delete it.
Is there some trick I'm missing? I'm kind of at my wits end with this. It seems like the things I'm trying should work, but they don't. I'm working in Parallels on a Mac, so Windows is running on a VM, but everything is "local" to that VM, so I can't imagine that is the problem. If it is, I may be SOL when it comes to using Storyline, which won't be good for me or my client.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions anyone can provide.