Feature Request: Ability to drag multiple captions along the timeline

Jan 06, 2023

In the article titled, Storyline 360: Creating and Editing Closed Captions with the Built-In Editor, in the section titled Adjusting the Timing and Duration of Caption Placeholders, there's this tip:

To adjust the timing of a caption, simply drag the placeholder left or right along the timeline.

Currently, you can only drag captions/caption placeholders one at a time, which is extremely time consuming, especially when importing captions via an SRT file. Please allow users to move multiple captions/caption placeholders simultaneously.

Best regards,


4 Replies
Luciana Piazza

Hi Paulette,

Thanks so much for reaching out! The best way to possibly see a feature added is to submit a feature request. You can submit one here. If the request makes it onto our feature roadmap, we’ll make sure to update you in this conversation!

Thanks for your thoughts on this! Have a great start to 2023!

Ken Flieger

While you're at it:

  1. add size and position of CC label on top right side of Editor as mentioned in someone else's post.
  2. Don't auto start (or have option) the mp3 file when trying to move a caption block in editor.
  3. Make the space bar start the timeline in Close Caption editor.
  4. Add multiple languages !!!!  have your coder give the ability to add VVT/SRT/ETC files in folder (maybe call it Closes Captions?). Name file like EN1, EN2, EN3 / ES1, ES2, ES3 or add additional languages to your 5iKY****hgfi_captions.js file and make it humanly readable. or, or, or.... MULTIPLE LANGUAGES PLEASE.


Luciana Piazza

Hi Ken, 

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! I have added your voice to these feature requests.

We'll be sure to update this forum thread with any news or updates. You can see how we manage feature requests here. 

You can see what our team is currently working on within our Feature Roadmap. 

Have a great day!

Herminia Esqueda

I need to edit my video but the timings on the closed captions are already set. As Ken mentioned, I can't drag all of the existing closed captions all at once. Is there a way for the closed captions to be edited at the same place that the video is edited? For example. There's 20 seconds of silence at the beginning of my video and the audio and closed captions start at the 20 second mark. If I trim the first 20 seconds of the video, the audio starts at the one second mark and the closed captions still start at the 20 second mark.  Therefore, having the need to drag all of the closed captions all at once.