A quick way to change the design of your course is to simply change fonts. Theme fonts control headings, body text, questions, and answer choices. Articulate Storyline has several built-in theme fonts, but you can also create your own.

Understanding Theme Fonts

Each set of theme fonts has a heading font and a body font.

  • The heading font is used for slide titles, question text, and marker titles.
  • The body font is used for slide text (including shapes, captions, and buttons), answer choices, and marker descriptions.

To see your gallery of theme fonts, go to the Design tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Fonts.

If you've created any custom theme fonts, they'll appear at the top of the list in the Custom section. Built-In theme fonts appear beneath that. The theme fonts currently in use for the selected slide are highlighted in blue. For each set of theme fonts, you'll see the name of the theme, the heading font, and the body font.

Applying and Managing Theme Fonts

Hover over a set of theme fonts to preview what they'd look like if applied to the current slide. Just click a theme to apply it to all the slides in your course.

Right-click a theme to see the following additional options:

  • Apply to Matching Slides: This applies the theme fonts to all slides based on the same slide master as the current slide.
  • Apply to All Slides: This applies the theme fonts to all slides in your course. (You can achieve the same thing by left-clicking the theme fonts in the list.)
  • Edit: This opens the theme fonts editor. (See Customizing Theme Fonts below.) This option is only available for theme fonts you've created, not any of the built-in theme fonts.
  • Delete: This removes the selected theme fonts from Storyline. This option is only available for theme fonts you've created, not any of the built-in theme fonts.

Creating New Theme Fonts

Here's how to create a new set of theme fonts:

  1. Go to the Design tab on the ribbon and click Fonts.
  2. Select Create New Theme Fonts at the bottom of the drop-down list.
  3. When the theme fonts editor appears, choose a heading font and a body font. (As you make changes, the Sample area on the right side of the window updates to reflect your choices.)
  4. In the Name field, enter a name for your custom theme fonts.
  5. Click Save.

Your custom theme fonts will be available in any course you build.

 Customizing Theme Fonts

It's easy to modify custom theme fonts you previously created. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Design tab on the ribbon and click Fonts.
  2. Right-click the custom theme fonts you want to modify and select Edit.
  3. When the theme fonts editor appears, choose a new heading font and/or body font.

Tip: You'll notice that built-in theme fonts can't be modified. However, you can create your own theme fonts based on built-in themes. Here's how:

  1. First, apply the built-in theme fonts you want to use as your base fonts to your course (i.e., left-click the theme).
  2. Then, click the Fonts drop-down again and choose Create New Theme Fonts. The theme fonts editor will open, and the fonts will default to those from the built-in theme you're currently using (from step 1).
  3. Just edit the fonts to your liking and save the theme fonts under a new name.

How Do Theme Fonts Relate to My Font Choices on Slide Masters and Layouts?

You can apply theme fonts to slide masters in the same way you apply them to content slides. Slides in your course that are based on the modified slide master will inherit those same theme fonts.

You can always override the font assignment for a slide by manually customizing individual text boxes.

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