Text box moving when previewed

My text box is centered in a shape on my slide. It does include some returns and tabs, as well as variables (though it doesn't appear the variables are affecting anything). When I preview the slide, everything shifts and is no longer centered inside the shape. Any thoughts why this might be happening or how I can fix it?

Story view:

Preview:

7 Replies
Josh Uhlig

Hi Rebekah,

I believe this is due to how Storyline renders certain fonts when it is previewed or published.  Notice the text looks a little more bold in the preview and a little fuzzy.  I suggest trying a different font.  I'm not sure which are best.  you can probably find some posts about the best ones to use.

Leslie McKerchie

Absolutely Rebekah! In fact, I'll go ahead and share it for you:

We were able to duplicate the issue you reported. Having variable references in a textbox will remove the formatting of all the text in the text box. 

Unfortunately, we were unable to determine a workaround. We have reported this issue to our Quality Assurance team for their review. I cannot offer a time frame for when or if this issue will be addressed. I would recommend, at this time, to take a different approach so that you continue working on your project.