ordered list

Sep 05, 2013

Help!  I am putting an ordered list into my text boxes but on page 2 I need it to start at list item #3.  How do you change the start number of an ordered list? (you can in Word).

4 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Laurie,

Storyline doesn't have that same feature that Word has to begin a list at a certain number. The only thing I've been able to come up with- and others here may have better works arounds - is to type the new text box with auto-numbering turned on and then hide the "top" numbers with a shape.

So, for your example, in the new text box I'd type 1 and hit spacebar, 2 spacebar, 3 with the new item, 4 with the new item etc.

Then I'd create a shape and fill it with the same background as the slide background, no lines.

Place that shape over the text box where the 1 and 2 are - basically hiding them.

If it works, you might also group the shape and the text box.

I'm attaching a screen shot of something I just worked up really quickly - so it's just a rough example - to show you what it looks like in Preview mode. Please shout out with any questions.

Carlo Comincini

Hi Rebecca, the suggested solution is usable only with a flat bacground or fixed text, and require a lot of work on complex lists.

If you have a image on bacground or if you need to make animation of the list paragraphs you cannot use this method.

Storyline has an ugly and poor set of feature to manage texts.

For example you cannot give space between paragraphs, only lines, and you cannot use tabs to separate texts.

I know this is not a text editor, but texts on e-learning are quite an important part of courses...

Maybe Articulate staff will make this a feature request...

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