Format Painter/Slide Masters

Jul 24, 2017

I have some questions about format painter and slide masters.  I'm trying to use format painter to copy a bulleted list style from one text box to another. It copies the font and assigns bullets but I'm copying from square bullets and I end up with round and the indents don't match. Is this a limitation of the format painter?

Regarding the slide masters, I create headlines and text blocks that have very specific features (headlines are uppercase and a certain color) and neither of these features carry over into the slides. I have similar issues with the text blocks too. Another limitation or am I doing some thing wrong.



5 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Rob, thanks for your questions! What version of Storyline are you using?

We've also seen that the format painter does not copy the bullet style from one text box to another, and we've reported that to our team. We'll keep an eye on this bug to evaluate how many customers are impacted and what impact it has on courses, so thanks for reaching out about it.

Regarding the slide master formatting, did you set that formatting on a particular layout? If so, you'll want to be sure you're using the same layout on the slide itself. Here's a quick video demo of what I mean. 

Robert DeSimone

Hi Alyssa,

I'm using AS 360. The painter also doesn't consistently apply case (uppercase) and indent. It would be great if you could fix or enhance this functionality

The formatting of the slide is a little more sophisticated. I'm apply a new master to an existing slide or editing a master and trying to update the existing and it doesn't always apply the formatting correctly.



Alyssa Gomez

Thanks, Rob! You brought up 3 issues in your video, so I created another Peek to address each of these:

  1. Bullets applied to a text placeholder in the Slide Master are not saved (this is a known issue).
  2. Paragraph spacing and indentation settings aren't saved in the Slide Master.
  3. Text that is left-aligned in the Slide Master appears centered on the slide.

Click here to view the video!

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