I can't see my custom text styles on other slides

Feb 18, 2021

Are custom text styles slide independent in Articulate 360? Or am I missing something?

I set up some styles on one slide, but I don't see them on other slides.

I want a global custom text set. Is this possible?

All of the attached screenshots are from 1 module, different pages.

5 Replies
Mark Shepherd

Hi Victoria:

You aren't/weren't missing anything.  I've been trying to puzzle this issue out for the past several days, and I think I have a working solution for it (see link below):

Storyline 360 Solution: Access Customized Text Styles on All Project Slides

Hope this helps!



Mark Shepherd, e-Learning Developer, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) -
Ottawa, Canada - mshepherd@cihi.ca


Mark Shepherd

Hi Victoria:

My apologies for not being as clear as possible regarding the Scenario #2 step-by-step.

It's important to understand a couple of points about my discussion post yesterday:

  1. This is a speculative and experimental procedure I am following here. 

    I am largely basing this on my Microsoft Word technical writing & training experience
    (I am an SME-class Microsoft Office Certified Master Specialist), my own experiences working closely with Articulate to solve specific Storyline and related e-Learning development issues, and some serious educated guessing based on those experiences.

    The procedures outlined in my post yesterday have been tested and used on the
    Storyline 360 Version released on January 21, 2021 (Build 3.48.24159.0).  

    A NEW Update to Storyline 360 was released yesterday, focusing on Microsoft Word Import/Export (Translation) features.  This should not affect any of these procedures, but I have not (as yet) had a chance to review and confirm them.)
  2. Also, when Saving a Theme, you should have the Slide containing the Styles you wish to Save/Replicate SELECTED in Storyline 360's Project View. 

    Ideally, you should have this slide with the Customized Text Styles OPEN in Slide View, when Saving the Theme on the Design Tab to ensure that this detail is captured. 

NOTE: I will add this detail to my post later today to ensure this is clarified and corrected.

So before you pursue a ticket with Articulate Support, I would suggest trying this procedure again, bearing these details in mind and ensuring the process aligns as closely as possible to what I've used here.

That said, I am putting the disclaimer here that there are NO guarantees to this.

For example: It's possible you might have multiple Text Styles on other Slides that could be potentially complicating this process, and these MIGHT need to be removed prior to running the procedure in order to fully diagnose and correct.

Please understand this might be one of MANY different potential Text Styles scenarios I'm sure that Articulate would be better able to address via following up with you directly.

Hope this helps!



Mark Shepherd, e-Learning Developer, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Ottawa, Canada - mshepherd@cihi.ca


Victoria Sublette

I actually did follow up with Articulate support and they provided this link https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-360/articles/articulate-storyline-360-user-guide-how-to-use-design-themes

which describes how the theme determines what text masters are used for that theme. I checked and I do indeed have several slide themes (although only one set of fonts/colour pallet) and that is why I have different master text sets.

So, I suppose I assumed it was like Word, whereas Articulate is more like PowerPoint in that regard.

Thanks so much for your help!