Rise quotes and quotation marks

Oct 12, 2018

Is there a way to change the color of the quotation marks in quote blocks in Rise? I've set my background to a dark color and my font to white, but the quotation marks remain dark.

14 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hey Heather!  The prebuilt Quote blocks will keep the default formatting of the quotation marks.  I can see how with an option like Quote D, the marks feel like they should adopt the same font color.  Let me talk this over with my team.

In the meantime, would using a Text or Statement block type be an acceptable workaround?  Or possibly an Image + Text block?

Michelle Rakar

I agree that this feature would be really helpful! I've been using quote blocks to have an icon next to text in a centered format, so using the quote blocks have been able to accomplish this.

Unfortunately, without being able to change the color of the quotations in these quote blocks, I haven't been able to use dark background colors, since it's not very appealing to see dark quotations on a dark-colored background. I've attached an image to this post to further illustrate this.

If you could add this feature to change the color of the quotations with the text color, that would be ideal!

Debra Simon

Another similar comment - Placing an end quote in the 'quote on image' or providing the option for the user to add a matching close quote would be helpful. When people review this block, they don't always realize the opening quote is an artistic choice. They think having a missing close quote or a non-matching close quote (if it's typed in) are editing mistakes. 

Daniel Mitchell

Related would be font size. This is a recent example of what happens if I try to increase the font size for my company's requirements—obviously the quotation marks are way too small now. 

Quote with font size increased.

Alternately, please give us a Statement Block that is similar to the quote blocks, allowing the small picture window that gives us full control of the text, whether we include quotations marks or not. This would solve the font color, French and German requirements, size, etc. (Feature request 02764278 submitted using http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/submit.php?form=feature)


Lorri Griffin

(I am trying to use large font in the quote blocks, but it looks silly to have a 22 pt statement with tiny quotation marks, as I cannot edit the size of the quotation marks.)  Using Text blocks is helpful; however, I like the option to use Block Entrance Animation to add a little action in non-interactive items.  This feature excludes Text blocks, which removes this element from my quotations (which I like having an entrance).  My other option is to make the quotations smaller so they look nicer with the hard-wired quotation marks.  But that now doesn't draw your eye to a small statement.

I think with the Quote blocks, why even include the  "" in the programming?  Just allow us to add them with the texts?  This would solve any of our issues (change of color, size, and using punctuation for other languages) as what is shown would match what we are entering in the field.  Or have an option to "include quotation marks" as an option, which would allow us to include the pre-programmed marks or exclude them?  Just some ideas.

Karl Muller

Hi Lorri,

You can try this for Quote Blocks to get rid of the quotation marks:

Delete all the text from the Quote area and leave it blank.

Add your text to the Name area. Format the text just like any other text paragraph.  You can add your own quotation marks.

Note: Quote A and C will force a "-" at the start of the text.

Change the avatar to another image.