Problems with Slide Master Content Not Displaying Correctly on Slides
I built a storyboard template for Storyline and used Storyline as the storyboarding tool. Certain features I add to slide master layouts are not appearing correctly—or at all—on slides using those layouts. Here are examples of what I added on the slide master layouts:
- Off-stage content (appears off to one side of the visible slide stage) for design/development notes. These consist of a rectangle, a text box for static text (e.g. "Programming Notes"), and a text placeholder, and I customized the display text for the placeholder (e.g. replacing the default "Click to add text" with "Click to edit programming notes").
- On-stage text placeholders with customized display text.
However, when I add a new presentation slide based on this slide master layout, the rectangle and text box do not display. (If I add either of these ON stage on the slide master layout, they appear CORRECTLY on the presentation slide.) Also, the placeholders appear on the presentation slide; however, the customized placeholder display text does NOT display and instead, the default text displays ("Click to add title" or "Click to add text"). This is true whether the placeholders are positioned on or off the slide stage.
All of this works as expected in an identical template file in PowerPoint. Any ideas how to get off-stage content to appear correctly in Storyline? Or how to get the customized placeholder text to display as it appears in the master? I attached a scaled down version of the template file for reference.
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