34 Replies
Steve Flowers

Hi Claudine - 

There isn't an authoring environment global setting for the notes font / size. However, you can export to a Word document using the translation feature. Then using Word's search features, find a specific font / size and set a new font size to the selection. Then use the translation feature to re-import the file.

All text formatting done to the translation file should come right back into your storyline source document.

Bruce Graham

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro said:

Hi Steve,

That's a good suggestion. I have a follow-up.  Assuming we just want to change the notes font, in order to quickly change only the Notes font in the Word document, we could  "Find Articulate 9" and "Replace with Arial12" (or whatever our target typeface/size was). Yes?


Not sure that there's a way JUST to target the Notes font in the Word output, unless it was in a font that was different to the rest.

If that were the case you can use Word > Replace > Format commands.

LaRue Martin

Hi, Ashley, thanks for the reply, but it looks like this is about changing the appearance of the Notes in the player. 

I thought this thread was about changing the notes in the Storyline interface. Above, the instructions say to use the translations export / import feature, which does change the font when imported back in. I was hoping someone had found another simpler way to do it from within Storyline! 

It's odd, because before you start typing in the Notes field, the placeholder "Click here to add notes" font size looks like about 12 pts... but as soon as you start typing, it changes to only 9 pts. (see attached screenshot). It's pretty time intensive to go through and change each one but it's really hard to see them, and I often take clients through a screen share to go through reviews, and they can't ever read the notes. So, maybe I need to submit a feature request to keep the default to 12 pts OR allow it to be changed globally or in the defaults preferences. 

Thanks again! 

Josh Uhlig

Yes, when creating from scratch, it would help to do that.  Unfortunately, I'm working with an imported PowerPoint.  If only had had known the slide notes were in various different formats, I would have corrected them in PowerPoint prior to the import.

 

I'm stuck now since I've changed quite a few things since importing.  Even the ability to use the Format Painter would make things easier, but it is not available for notes. 

 

Submit that feature request.  Maybe they'll have time to spend on it now.

Heather Wolfe Hall

I've submitted this feature request too...awhile back.  But it still seems like something that is not on the roadmap.  Can anyone confirm if it's even on the list?  It's a very basic functionality.  And one that is really needed.  We all work with various SMEs and we're copying and pasting Notes in or importing from multiple PPT sources, etc. 

A quick way to standardize the Notes font at production would be an immense help.  In PPT, you can quickly view  a "Notes" Master...maybe SL2 could enable something like that?  Or even just a "Notes" View...where you could do a Select All and set the Font characteristics.  Or even if you could set the Notes font in the Player characteristics - and have it standardize across the entire course. 

Having to Export, Find/Replace, and Reimport is really time consuming (although arguably easier than manually touching all the frames again). 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Heather,

We're unable to share information in regards to a product road map, so I don't have any information to share on that set up. You mentioned submitting a feature request, and that is appreciated as our team will be able to take a look and determine where it fits in terms of our overall scope of features, new versions, releases, etc.