Slidemaster Placeholder Text never appears in Slides

Feb 16, 2017


I'm having a problem that has existed for me since SL1. When I place placeholder text in the Slidemaster, the input text box never appears in the slides based on that master.

So for instance, I want a slide or section title to appear in the same spot and with the same text attributes each time. The slide or learning section title change on every few slides, so I place a spot (inserted box) for the title in the slide master, insert a text placeholder in the box, adjust the attributes to Arial Black 10. Then, when I close the master, the title box is there but no place to input text. I need to add a text box on each slide as if the placeholder doesn't exist.

Am I missing something here as I've never had this work, even in SL1. The other placeholders in the default master slides work, just mine don't.

Thank you,

8 Replies
Katie Riggio

Hey there, Carol. Happy to look into this placeholder text behavior with you!

Are you able to share your .story file with me here so that I can do some testing? You can add it as an attachment right to your reply, or you can send it privately here. I'll delete it after having a closer look!

By the way, what Storyline 360 update are you using? You can find this detail by clicking on the Help tab, then About Storyline.

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