Storyline Player Menu - changing the text size and other niggles

It always irritated me in Storyline 1 that you couldn't alter the size of the text appearing in the Player Menu. Have the developers not heard of accessibility? The default size is far too small.

As I look through the glowing SL 2 descriptions of new functionality, I still don't see this ability. I don't want millions of colour choices, I want to make the Menu text BIGGER!

And when I read about people getting excited to now have motion paths, sliders, animated effects, etc. I think ... hold on, Authorware had these features 20 years ago! And a decent set of system variables, and user-defined variables that were global, not just within slides, really useful functions (date, time, file handling, arrays, etc, etc)

The trouble is, once you've got very familiar over many years with a tool, you come to expect other (much newer) tools to at the very least pick up where evolution left off. In many important ways, Storyline doesn't. 

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Tim and Chester,

Thanks for sharing those thoughts here - and I know that there were a lot of feature requests our team sorted through and prioritized for the SL2 launch. I don't know how many of each or what determine which ones got selected, but in regards to the menu text size, it would be something you'd be able to adjust using the Storyline SDK - and the Storyline SDK for SL2 is coming soon.

Also, please continue to share your thoughts in the form of a feature request with our team here.

Chester Manuel

Ashley Terwilliger said:

Hi Tim and Chester,

Thanks for sharing those thoughts here - and I know that there were a lot of feature requests our team sorted through and prioritized for the SL2 launch. I don't know how many of each or what determine which ones got selected, but in regards to the menu text size, it would be something you'd be able to adjust using the Storyline SDK - and the Storyline SDK for SL2 is coming soon. 

Also, please continue to share your thoughts in the form of a feature request with our team here. 

I will wait for the SDK for SL2 then. It's going to be another thing to learn. I submitted a feature request and hope that will be available so users will not have to learn another thing just to increase font size.
Tim Neill

Leslie McKerchie said:

Hi Tim!

Sorry to hear that you are disappointed, and you are more than welcome to share your thoughts on a feature request with our development team here.

I did share my requests for improvements through SL version 1 Beta and for the 2 years following. As far as I can tell from the v2 blurb, none has been implemented. Would you like me to list these deficiencies?