Saving Bullet Point Formatting in Storyline

Nov 02, 2016

Hi - I need to use a particular bullet point format on each slide, where I need to select square bullets and a particular colour.  This is easy enough to do, but involves a few mouse clicks and I need to do it A LOT, so ideally I'd like to find a way to save the formatting.  Unfortunately I can't see any way to do this (I tried adding it to the slide master view, but it didn't work.)

Does anyone have any tips on how this can be done?

18 Replies
Veronica Brown

I would love to get an update about this issue if there is one.

Please note that the Format Painter does not copy bullet colors or formats!

However, when I import from PowerPoint, the bullets remain as formatted in PPT, regardless of what I do to the Storyline Master slides. I suppose this is consistent with Ali's recommendation above?  

It would be nice to be able to change my mind about bullet color, size, and shape without re-importing slides.  Thanks for any updates or tips.


Alyssa Gomez

Hi Veronica! I'll leave it to the community to share their tips and tricks for formatting bullet points. I know I've seen requests for a built-in bullet formatting feature a few times here in the forums, and you're welcome to add your voice by clicking here. Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you'd like to see; that helps us to understand how in demand the feature is!

Daniel Chodos

I realize that this thread is 4 years old.  Unfortunately, in the last 4 years, the developers have ignored this issue and have not added any way to apply bullet point formatting other than manually for each and every bullet point on each and every slide.    

In the December 2020 update they added the ability to create text styles, but did not include bullet points, so even that is a DUD feature.

Let's recap expected features for bullet points that do not exist, but have been asked for and discussed for YEARS:

  • Format painter - only paints information about the font itself (font type and color), paints triggers too, but not anything related to the paragraph settings (spacings before/after, bullet point formatting, etc.)
  • Slide master - only stores font related information, triggers, and layouts, but only when adding a new slide, does not reliably allow resetting an existing slide if changes are made, does not store or bullet point formatting
  • Styles - only stores font type, color, and size, but not bullet points or spacing information

Additionally, there is no way to create a heirarchy of slide bullet levels with different formatting.  If you want automatic bullet points you are stuck with the simple round black dot.

IMHO, this is a major fail.

Melody Servello

I too am looking for this feature.  My imported slides are using custom symbol bullets which is part of our company template. Upon import, those symbols are reverted to basic black dots of varying sizes.  It's painstaking to change every slide to the appropriate bullet symbols and colors.  I don't understand why this isn't a feature?