You can enable right-to-left language support for player features when you're using a right-to-left language, such as Hebrew or Arabic. Here's how.

Enabling Right-to-Left Orientation for Player Elements

Here’s how to change the text direction for player elements, such as navigation buttons, sidebar tabs, and pop-up messages.

First, make sure you're using a player font that supports right-to-left text, such as Arial Unicode MS or Microsoft Sans Serif.

Next, select a language for your player text labels (such as Arabic or Hebrew) or customize your text labels in another language (such as Farsi or Urdu).

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties appear, click Other on the ribbon.
  3. Use the Text is read from drop-down list to select Right to Left.
  4. Click OK.

Player elements switch positions for right-to-left languages to give learners a more intuitive experience.

Enabling Right-to-Left Orientation on Slide Content

To display your slide content in a right-to-left orientation, make sure the Right-to-Left Text Direction button is selected when you enter or edit text.

Right-to-Left Text Direction Button

You'll find the right-to-left button on the Home tab of the Storyline ribbon, but it'll only show if you have a right-to-left keyboard input language installed on your computer.

Moving the Sidebar to the Right Side of Your Course

If your player includes a sidebar, you might also want to move it to the right side of your course. To make this change, click Features on the player properties ribbon and select On Right from the Sidebar drop-down list.

Saving Player Changes

When you click OK to close the Player Properties window, Storyline saves your changes in the current project file.

If you'd like to use the same customizations in other projects, click Current Player on the ribbon and choose Save. Enter a name for your custom player, if prompted, and click OK.

To learn more about the Current Player options, see this user guide.

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