How to highlight text in a list with audio


I have a 5 text boxes (a list of items) that I want each one to highlight (change the color of the text) when the audio part says what's in the list - I thought I could use states and make one state change to color, but the text box only has hidden and normal as states... Is there a way to highlight the list as the audio plays? Thanks so much!

Stephanie Mahoney

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Stephanie Mahoney

I found two work arounds -- I just have the line of text appear on screen when the audio part comes, and also used a whole block of text with bullets and did Add Animation > by first level paragraph to match up each bullet with the audio -- so, it'd be cool if there is a way to highlight lines as the audio plays, but if not the other ways work too.

Emily Ruby

Hi April,

This thread is a bit dated, but if you are using Storyline 2, you can achieve this effect. You can create new states on a text box, (Under Edit States) and use triggers to have them change states at a certain time on the timeline. You can set those triggers up by Cue points, or by timing.

Let us know if you need anything further!

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Amber and welcome to E-Learning Heroes 😊

Thanks for contacting us and sharing what you would like to create with your project.

I look forward to seeing the design ideas from the community. 

To help get you started, I wanted to link you to a couple of similar conversations here and here that may be the spark you are looking for to get started.