Obscure way to get an error

Select an object then double-click Format Painter to style multiple objects.

Don't hit ESC to kill Format Painter

Close the .story but don't exit Storyline

Re-load the .story or load another project. Look at the cursor. Format Painter is still on.

Click any object. Bam! Error.

Not a big deal once you realize Format Painter is on. Hit ESC and you're good.

The bug here is loading a .story should reset Format Painter to off.


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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sam,

What error did you see? I didn't see an error message of any kind or a Storyline crash, but noticed that Format painter was still activated. 

In addition to the ESC key, you can click on the Format Painter button again to turn it off, or click anywhere on the slide that you can't paint a format onto. 

Ren Gomez

Hi Everyone,

Good news! We fixed the issue where the Format Painter remains on when a project closes and causes an error when the project re-opened.

Here's how to install the latest Storyline 360 update to see all the recent enhancements and fixes.

If the problem reappears, please record a Peek 360 screencast for me, and I'll be happy to help!