I just discovered View>Guides move...!

I'm probably the last one to know, however I discovered by accident that the View Guides can be moved around, they do not have to be central vertical and horizontal.

Just grab the with your mouse, and drag and drop them to any location on the page - they even have little positional markers so that you can make Production Notes for yourself.

YEY - An easter egg feature in Storyline!

Bruce

PS - Jeanette will probably now post the link to a 5-minute Screenr that she published a year ago explaining the wonders of this functionality, and how you can turn it into a really clever and fun interactive game....  

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Jeanette Brooks

LOL. No. You are amazing! And I'm so glad you posted this, because there are all sorts of useful little things like that in Storyline that people might not know about. Case in point: just the other day I realized that our awesome developers added a neat feature where you can just double-click a sound clip on the timeline to immediately open up the audio editor. And for the longest time, I've been doing it the long way (right-click and choose Audio Editor, or select the sound and click Audio Editor on the ribbon). Storyline is like opening a really big stack of presents but the stack never seems to get smaller. 

Brett Rockwood

Hi Wolfhard and Bruce,

Here is an idea that I've seen and written about before. Use lines on your Master slides as guides instead of the normal guides. Just set the initial state of the guide to hidden on the Master. They become grayed out lines on the slides that they are applied to but won't be visible when you publish or preview.

A couple of downsides: items won't snap to them and you can't turn them on and off like you can the normal guides, they're always on. On the plus side you can have different guides on different Masters, something that's not possible with the normal guides, which are global.

Bruce Graham

@Brett - nice idea, however, I guess what I am trying to do here is add some "real-world usability" to an existing feature. Conceptually they are great, but just occasionally they accidentally get zapped - so locking them would be so much simpler especially as we can already lock existing screen objects.

I do not want to resort to workarounds this early on.

Bruce

Caesar Aycocho

hi bruce,

would you happen to know how to copy/duplicate the view guides when you are running storyline in mac using vmware? i need to have multiple view guides in a slide when working.

in a normal windows installation, you simply press CTRL+CLICK+DRAG&DROP to where you want another view guide to appear.

the other CTRL + function works like CRTL+A, CTRL+C, etc.  

thanks,

caesar

Bruce Graham

Caesar Aycocho said:

hi bruce,

would you happen to know how to copy/duplicate the view guides when you are running storyline in mac using vmware? i need to have multiple view guides in a slide when working.

in a normal windows installation, you simply press CTRL+CLICK+DRAG&DROP to where you want another view guide to appear.

the other CTRL + function works like CRTL+A, CTRL+C, etc.  

thanks,

caesar


Sorry Caesar - no idea.

Send Phil Mayor a message as he uses a Mac - he may know.

He's on holiday with horrible connectivity at the moment, so may not answer!

Bruce

Michael Rosenberger

Caesar Aycocho said:

hi bruce,

would you happen to know how to copy/duplicate the view guides when you are running storyline in mac using vmware? i need to have multiple view guides in a slide when working. 


 Hold SHIFT + CONTROL and click and hold on an existing guide. You should see a '+' sign appear instead of the numerical location. Then just drag while holding to add another guide.

We should create a VMware Mac keyboard shortcut list for all of this. I've had to click and push all kind of funky combinations to figure out nudging, duplication, etc. The guides took me a bit.

Hit post before adding, to move or nudge guides hold SHIFT + OPTION, then click on a guide and drag it. This moves it incrementally instead of a few snaps each time.