Drag and drop tile problem

hi, my client has spotted that the drag and drop keeps building up outside of the drop target see attached, I am using the attached settings.

It's only when the drop target is full , the user can insert drop item inbetween the others, using the tile method.

not sure how to get around this , can I use some code?

any suggestions welcome.

6 Replies
Trina Rimmer

Hi Amer. I believe the default Storyline behavior is for tiled dragged objects to be placed next to each other. If the target isn't wide enough to allow the draggable objects to sit side by side, Storyline may default to stacking them vertically. If you think this could be the problem, one way to try addressing it is to resize the target so that it's wide enough to allow the draggable objects to sit side-by-side.

If you find yourself needing more help with troubleshooting this one, please upload your .story project file and we'll take a closer look!

Katie Riggio

Hi there, Robert!

This discussion is older, so let's make sure you get the most up-to-date guidance. A few questions to explore further:

  • Which version of Storyline are you using? Click the Help tab, then About Storyline.
  • Is this happening during preview, in the published output, or both?
  • Could you share an affected STORY file? You can attach the slide to this public discussion or upload it privately to our team. Either way, we'll report back with our findings!
Robert Ayoung Chee


It happens in both preview and published to review 360. I am running v3.4523393.0

I could not find where to upload, so here is my file.

Thank you,
Robert Ayoung Chee
Instructional Designer
McDonald's Corporation
110 N. Carpenter St. I Chicago, IL 60607
Mobile: +1.312.257.6711 I email: robert.ayoung

Katie Riggio

Hello again, Robert!

Thanks for the opportunity to troubleshoot your course so we can have a better idea of your goal.

I'll recap our team's findings and recommendations: 

Currently, there isn't a way to limit the number of drag items to a drop target in Storyline. We are monitoring requests and will notify you of any updates!

For now, here are similiar discussions with workarounds that may help:

Let us know if there's anything else we can do. We're happy to help!

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