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Katie Riggio

Hi, Rita. Thanks for sharing a screenshot, and great question!

You sure can customize the default caption. You can format your captions to a specific color theme or font by changing each one manually, or you can tweak your design theme settings to adjust them automatically across your entire project. 

This handy guide will walk you through both options! Give those steps a try, and let us know how you go! 🙂

Lauren Connelly

Hi Colleen!

Accent 1 is the default fill color for shapes, captions, checkbox styles 1 and 2, and radio button styles 1 and 2.

Adding a shadow or outline color isn't included in the Theme Colors options. You'll want to customize the shapes by using the Format option.

Lastly, here is a list that breaks down all of the options for the Theme Colors in the Editor:

When the theme editor appears, use the color selectors to assemble your palette.

  • Text/Background - Dark 1 is the default text color for light slide backgrounds and shapes. It's also one of the slide background styles on the ribbon's Design tab.
  • Text/Background - Light 1 is the default text color for dark slide backgrounds and shapes. It's also one of the slide background styles on the ribbon's Design tab.
  • Text/Background - Dark 2 and Text/Background - Light 2 are slide background styles on the ribbon's Design tab.
  • Accent 1 is the default fill color for shapes, captions, check box styles 1 and 2, and radio button styles 1 and 2.
  • Accents 2-6 are colors you can choose in style galleries and color selectors throughout Storyline.
  • Hyperlink is the color used for text hyperlinks.
  • Control 1 is the hover color for buttons and answer choices (except drag items, drop-down questions, and Likert scale questions, which use Custom 2).
  • Custom 1 is the default fill color for buttons.
  • Custom 2 is the default color for check box styles 3 and 4 as well as radio button styles 3 and 4. It’s also the hover color for drag items, drop-down questions, and Likert scale questions.
Kaylea Mitchem

Hey! Sorry to piggy-back off this thread, unsure if that's the done thing or whether I need to raise a new question...

I am trying to do the above as well, I do a LOT of screen recordings, and require the caption box to have a white fill, navy outline and navy text given our institution's branding guidelines.

Given the logic above, I've changed my Accent 1 colour to white, and my text as navy blue, which should mean my captions are white background with navy text.

Changing these means that my text in word boxes elsewhere in my file changes to white, which is on a white background and so is unreadable! 

I've attached screenshots of my colours and how they're set-up (they look fine on the preview) and then what it does to my slide when I amend Accent 1 to white.

Any assistance would be gratefully received! 

 

Ren Gomez

Hi Kaylea,

Thanks for reaching out! If you have other slides being used outside of your screen recording, then these theme changes will affect what default colors show up there as well.

One tip is to use the double-click feature on the Format Painter to lock in a format that you can then apply to multiple slides.

Hopefully others can chime in with their suggestions!

Kaylea Mitchem

Hi Ren!

Oh good - I have been using Format Painter, glad that I have been doing it the most efficient way possible.

I've submitted it as a feature request for development, unfortunately 95% of my Storyline360 content is screen capture with captions so it's a real pain for me! 

Thanks for getting back to me.