Random Text Highlighting

When I preview or publish my project, random portions of the text will highlight a light purple color when my mouse hovers over. The cursor also turns into a hand like the text is clickable, but it's not. I have not added any triggers or state changes for these text items. They are just regular text boxes. This isn't happening everywhere; it seems to be random. Any ideas?

11 Replies
Anneleen Tulpin

Hi all, I seem to be having this issue as well... however, in my case the hightlighting seems to be even more random. It's not per sentence but really just parts of a textbox and 1 textbox can contain multiple highlights as well. In attachement you'll find a video of an exampleslide.

I don't seem to have the option 'remove hyperlink' or 'remove all formatting'.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Anneleen.  I see what you're saying.  It would be really helpful if you can share the .story file of the course that is behaving that way.  Can you attach it in your reply?

If you need to keep it private, you can upload it directly to us here.  I'll test it out and let you know what I see!

Elaine Hui

Hi Crystal, I have a similar issue on my Chinese version (English version was fine). But instead of highlight, some Chinese words were bold for no reasons. 

I did the "remove all formatting" but did not work. There are no hyperlink on those words because they were not copied from the internet. Please advise how to fix on this. Thank you!

Dominik Ginthier

Hi All,

I am experiencing the same issue. For me it only happens when importing translations for the following languages:

  • Turkish
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Thai

All other languages are fine (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Italian, Spanish, Arabic,...). I opened my first ticket with Articulate Support in November 2017 and unfortunately no one was able to provide a satisfying solution. The ticket is still open. I already shared a Storyline file and Word docs. Currently I am simply covering the purple highlighted text boxes with transparent shapes. It works, but takes some time to do it for each slide individually.

Removing the formatting and reapplying the settings also works, but takes much more time, as I have to do it for each slide desperately. 

Any help is appreciated. 

Thank you.

Best regards,
Dominik