Minor Glossary Bug/Issue

Currently, when a user clicks on the Glossary tab, all of the terms are displayed as a list, and the first of those items is highlighted as if it is preselected. However, the definition does not similarly display. To me, this seems like a super minor issue... but you would not believe how many comments I've received from pilot testers and reviewers about it thinking it seems broken.

This should be an incredibly simple bug fix, but if you are going to show one of the terms as selected please also display the definition for that term. See image.


6 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Ephraim,

Thanks for reaching out. Not sure that I've seen this mentioned previously, so I wanted to take a quick look.

I'm not seeing this behavior in my testing, but I'd like to take another look.

  • What version of Storyline are you using?
  • Is this issue happening when viewing in a certain browser or all browsers?

If you're able to share your .story file, that'd be great, but otherwise, I'll make a test file in the version you're using.

Ephraim Ross

Hi Leslie, I'm using just about the latest version of Storyline 360. I've been using "Preview" and "Review" to test, but let me actually publish it out for the web and see if it behaves differently in that context, as I know the "Review" shell can sometimes cause things to function a little differently.

Ephraim Ross

Nope, it still doesn't seem to be working for me. Here is a stripped down version of the storyline file. Just click on the Acronyms (Glossary) tab and you'll see the behavior I'm describing.

The first item on the list is highlighted, but the definition is not similarly showing. Again, not a huge issue to me -- but several pilot testers have reported it as something that looked broken.

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for the push-back Ephraim. I now see the behavior you are experiencing and can replicate.

I could see where that could be confusing for learners.

Curious if you've considered using the Modern Player? It handles the glossary in a different manner and all of the terms/definitions display together.

Take a look at your updated file.