Problems when changing story size
italian Storyliner here. I have been lurking this useful forum for a while, and using Storyline for few months with some good projects going on.
I have found that Storyline works pretty well in every respect, but when changing story size in an existing projects, weird and unpredictable errors slow down my workflow, even putting projects deadlines at risk.
I know that changing story size on an ongoing project is not a best practice in Storyline, but often clients do not take this in consideration. So, everytime I change the story size, outcome starts to become unpredictable.
For example, button borders on hover start to become ticker, even if the normal state remains unchanged. Furthermore, sometimes elements in slides wander outside the story, in a way that's not even consistent with changes in story size (eg a text box moves something like 700 px to the right, even if I only changed the size by a few pixels.
The annoying thing is that there seems no way to go back to normal behaviour even if I go back to the starting size. I.e. if I change the story size to 1024*768, and then go back to the standard size, the layout seems to keep this strange behaviour. Weirdest thing of all, even if I make adjustment to the layout and save my work, when i get back to it later the proportions are screwed again. Last time I published my work to Articulate Online, then when i got back to my .story file I found that the layout had totally changed without my intervention. That happens also if I, for example, save a new version of my story like, say "xxxNEWSIZE.story" and change size. When i get back to my original file, proportions are screwed even if I took this precaution.
Am I the only one experiencing this weird behaviour when changing story size? Maybe it's something that the Storyline team it's already trying to solve? Sometimes it really bothers me, because it takes a lot of extra time to adjust things, and it's a job for which you cannot charge the client, who checked and approved the published version and only asked some minor changes, or adjustments to the story size.
Sorry for the length and perhaps my not-so-good English, but I really appreciate the software and I think that's a major problem that needs to be addressed.
Let me know!