Storyline - Better preparation
This forum is filled with experts full of great advice so please chime in.
I work for a company where the very intricate, and highly designed eLearning Modules are prepared in PowerPoint by the Art Department. this sometimes takes 2 - 3 full days. The Programming Department then imports those slides into Storyline. The problem is, especially with the complex nature of the last round of modules that involved pop-ups and custom navigation, it took the Programming Department another 2 days to prepare the import before programming. The Quizzes needed to be customized. The pop-ups were prepared as separate slides so the layers needed to be pasted. Does anyone have good work-flow advice?
There were issues with the Storyline type coming in as "autofit" No matter what the settings. List-item bullets take on odd formatting, such as a sentence with italic type at the end would have an italic bullet in front and no amount of formatting could change that. And it seems that Storyline does not know what to do with an em-dash, which the medical industry loves. We finally succumbed to pasting in a tiny rule in front of each block of text that required the em-dash.
Please share your nuggets of wisdom. I am fairly new to Storyline. (9 months). In that time I have come to see how powerful it can be for interactivity, but as a former designer, I see flaws with its handling of type.