Text timing misaligns itself when entrance animation is by paragraph
Sep 30, 2021
I've attached a recording of my screen to show the issue I'm having.
I have a number of text boxes throughout my .story file whose entrance animations are set to occur By Paragraph. Each paragraph has custom timing to align with VO and other animations.
After about half of every export of my course, the timing of these paragraphs fall out of alignment with where they are set. Some of them also split up partially through paragraphs. The problem appears in both the published course files and in Storyline.
I'm using Storyline 360 version 3.54.25674.0, but this also occurred for me in version 3.53.25436.0.
What's (partially) worked:
When I move one of the misaligned paragraphs on the timeline then move it back to its correct location, it fixes the problem for that entire text box (not course-wide).
I've also found that republishing the course, or closing the .story file, reopening, then republishing the course, can fix the issue course-wide. This fix only works occasionally and does not prevent the problem from reoccurring in the republished course. It's not rare that I have to publish 3+ times in a row (even as high as 14) to get an export without the issue.
Any idea what might be causing this and how to fix it?