"Slide background fill" option slowing down Storyline
Feb 26, 2018
I'm working on a slide which is supposed to play as follows:
There is a workflow image set as the background, which is subsequently greyed out (w/ a semi-transparent rectangle). As the steps are enumerated, the relevant portions of the image are highlighted by another rectangle, which i've set as "Slide background fill", so it basically removes the transparent shape around the step being described.
I've done this several times before, but lately I notice that Storyline seems to be overwhelmed w/ the amount of data necessary for this slide. It is slowing down significantly everytime I add a new shape w/ the "Slide background fill" option selected, which is causing problems when I'm trying to make adjustments. SL reacts so slowly to everything that I'm not always sure if the adjustment I've made even works until 10 seconds later, when I may find out, for example, that I've grabbed & resized the wrong shape.
I don't know if there is a workaround or anything for this; it's not really an error, more of an irritating flaw, but I've never come accross it before & was wondering if anyone has found a way to overcome this.