Storyline Moving items within a group

Has anyone else had the issue where they group something, and then storyline will move 1 object within the group. For example, I have 5 items grouped right now, and I am working on a text box within the group. I just clicked on the text box, and the position of the text box jumped up at least a hundred pixels, and to the left many pixels as well.  I clicked "Undo" but storyline hasn't registered the change, and so it wont undo it.  It will just undo the last thing I did. I have to manually place the object to the approximate position that I had it before, and when precision is important, it is very annoying to have to do this. 

Has anyone else run into this problem? I run into it fairly frequently. 

Thank you!

2 Replies
Joe Tansengco

Hi Pam,

Sorry to hear about the behavior you encountered. I'd like to recommend a few troubleshooting steps to help address the behavior: 

If the issue persists, would you be able to make a recording of the issue for me so I can try and replicate the behavior on my end?

For Articulate 360 subscribers, Peek 360 is the quickest way to record a screencast, and it's available for Windows and Mac. Follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Peek 360 on your computer and click New Recording.

  2. Select the application you want to record, then choose a microphone  (if you have one)  when the recording window appears.

  3. Click the red Record button and reproduce the issue.

  4. When you're finished, click Done on the recording control bar or click the Peek 360 icon in your system tray (by the clock).

  5. You can preview your recording, give it a name, and then click Upload to send it to your Articulate 360 account.

  6. Windows will notify you when it's done uploading, and a link to your screencast will automatically be copied to your clipboard.

  7. Share the link with us.

If a video of the issue is not possible, please provide me with a copy of your project file by uploading it here or in private through a support case

Looking forward to your response! 

Pam Dee


This issue doesn't happen every time that I work with groups, so I can't record hours of working just to hope that it may happen again. But it is something that I have encountered multiple times.  I only work locally and I'm working on a new computer, and I had the issues on my old computer as well