Dodge Bullet Issues in Articulate® Storyline®

  Bullets aren’t looked upon particularly favorably nowadays as an eLearning element, but as someone said to me recently, “Sometimes you just need bullets!”

If you use Articulate® Storyline® to create your eLearning, as I do, you may have sometimes felt a bit frustrated when changing font type size on bulleted text. A common occurrence is for the last bullet in the list to stubbornly maintain the old type size.

In this video I describe a discovery I made that forces that last bullet – or any bullet that isn’t “behaving” –  to conform. The “key” step is at around 59 seconds, where I suggest you use your mouse to “select” at the end of the line containing the bullet that’s not conforming. It’s difficult to see what I mean, because Storyline doesn’t highlight that area and there’s not a whole lot to select. So, here’s a screenshot that may help. The yellow highlight indicates the little spot, right after the bulleted text, where you drag your mouse before adjusting the bullet size.

Screen shot with highlight and arrow showing where to select at end of bulleted line

In addition, I think I’ve found a way to avoid the problem altogether. Intrigued? Check out the video. And, if you do give these tips a try, I’d love to know if they work for you.

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12 thoughts on “Dodge Bullet Issues in Articulate® Storyline®

    1. becky Post author

      Hi Sharon,

      Glad the bullet tip worked for you. Sorry for my very delayed response. Not enough hours in the day!

  1. Tom Lunzer

    I was having this bullet size issue and did a Google search and found your solution. It works fine thank you.
    Articulate Storyline should really take care of this issue.

  2. Lara

    This is lovely. Now if you could just help me out with a Universal fix for my note section. The paragraph spacing oddities are driving me crazy!

    1. becky Post author

      Hi Lara,

      Agree with the paragraph spacing and love that you describe them as “oddities.” 😉 Have you made a feature request for improvements? If not, please join me and many others who have done so. You know what they say about the squeaky wheel!

    1. becky Post author

      HI Sian,

      I’m not sure how I missed your comment – so apologies for this late response. Tx so much for posting, and SO glad this worked for you.


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