The Articulate Storyline clipboard lets you cut, copy, paste, and duplicate content. There's also a handy feature, called the Format Painter, that quickly copies attributes from one object to another. In this tutorial, we’ll get acquainted with the clipboard tools.

Cut

You can cut text, objects, slides, and even whole scenes out of a course. Select the objects you want to cut, then do any of the following:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X.
  • Right-click the selected objects and choose Cut.
  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Cut.

Copy

Select the text, objects, slides, or scenes you want to copy, then do any of the following:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.
  • Right-click the selected objects and choose Copy.
  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Copy.

Paste

To paste text, objects, slides, or scenes, do any of the following:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.
  • Right-click where you want the items to appear and click Paste.
  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Paste. For more control over how the objects are pasted, click the drop-down arrow below the Paste button and choose one of these options: Use Destination Theme, Keep Source Formatting, or Keep Text Only.

Duplicate

Select the objects, slides, or scenes you want to duplicate, then do any of the following:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D.
  • Right-click the selected slides/scenes and choose Duplicate. (A right-click option isn't available for slide objects.)
  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon, click the drop-down arrow beside Copy, and choose Duplicate.

Format Painter

In Slide View, the clipboard includes a special feature called the Format Painter. It lets you quickly copy formatting from one object to another, including text formatting, fill, outline, shadow, and other effects. Here's how:

  1. Select the object whose formatting you want to copy.
  2. Go to the Home tab and click Format Painter. Your cursor will change into an arrow with a paintbrush to let you know that the Format Painter is active.
  3. Click the item where you want to apply the same formatting. The formatting gets copied, and the Format Painter automatically turns off.

Tip: When you double-click the Format Painter button, it'll remain active until you turn it off. This lets you apply the same formatting to multiple objects. To turn the Format Painter off, just click it again or press the Esc key on your keyboard.