Glossary and special characters

I am building a Glossary  (good Lord what a needlessly tedious task in Storyline!) and find that the utility does not support the '&' character used in several acronyms we need for terms such as C&C, T&C, etc.

I have to resort to 'C and C'   or 'T and C'  which looks quite dumb.  I know the reviewers are going to call me on this. I don't suppose there is a workaround ?   Don't ask me to try  'C n' C' or 'P n' J'  (peanut butter n' jelly)

If not lets add it to the list of wishes and fixes.

7 Replies
Antony Snow

Hi Ray,

Have you tried previewing a slide and clicking on the glossary tab?

When you add a special character, such as "&" to a glossary item, the item appears in the glossary section of the player properties without (i.e. "T&C's" is displayed as "TC's") but when you preview your course, it appears correctly - I have no idea why though!

 

ray laurencelle

Antony Snow is right.  The ampersand does show up when running the story. 

To Bruce:  I have been using Storyline for about two months and have been recording problems and nice-to-have features as I go along.  I think this is a great tool and can be made even better with certain improvements for productivity and amping up other features especially in text formatting and animation.  After my big project I will send them as suggestions.

Bruce Graham

ray laurencelle said:

Antony Snow is right.  The ampersand does show up when running the story. 

To Bruce:  I have been using Storyline for about two months and have been recording problems and nice-to-have features as I go along.  I think this is a great tool and can be made even better with certain improvements for productivity and amping up other features especially in text formatting and animation.  After my big project I will send them as suggestions.


Ray - thanks.

Bruce

Melody Davis

Similar issue on my end. I have some abbreviations and acronyms that use greek characters (alpha, beta, gamma symbols). Those show up as a '?' in the glossary. Importing them as a csv file to make it easier. The symbol is visible on the Excel spreadsheet. Imported fine. When reviewing the entries, the special characters have been revised to the question mark.