TIP: Customizable Feedback Layers
Any shape or photo on a Feedback Master or Slide Master cannot be moved or revised when that layout is used on a layer or slide. That’s great if you want an item to stay put. But what if you’d like more flexibility?
For example, I like to customize the Correct and Incorrect feedback layers for quiz questions so the feedback doesn’t cover the question and responses. The attached Storyline file shows how this method works.
Here are the steps to adjust the Feedback Master so it’s customizable.
- Remove the rectangle and line shapes from the main Feedback Master.
- Add the desired fill colors to the text boxes.
- Adjust the size and placement of the text boxes so they touch, which creates the solid rectangular shape of the feedback. If desired, add shadows or other formatting.
- For the lower text box, increase its bottom margin so the text won’t interfere with the button. (These text boxes are already set so the text will “shrink to fit” within the designated margins.)
It’s that simple!
P.S. This is simple advice that I wish I’d known when I was starting out with Storyline. I hope others find it useful.