Storyline 1: Customizing Paragraph Attributes

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With Storyline's paragraph tools on the Home tab, you can customize attributes of entire text boxes or individual paragraphs within them. The paragraph tools are available in Normal View, Slide Master View, and Feedback Master View. You can use them to do things such as:

  • Apply bullets or numbering
  • Increase or decrease the indent
  • Increase or decrease the line spacing
  • Change the way the text is justified (right, left, center, or full)
  • Change a text box's vertical alignment, text direction, and more

Tips for Working With the Paragraph Tools

Here are some tips for getting the most out of the Paragraph tools:

  • You can hover over any paragraph formatting button to find out its function.
  • If you select an entire text box and then apply formatting, the formatting will affect everything in that text box. If your text box has multiple paragraphs and you want to format just one of them, put your cursor in the paragraph you want to format, and then select your formatting options from the toolbar.
  • If you want to number your paragraphs, you can select the numbering format by clicking the little arrow next to the numbering button.
  • If you apply some formatting to a text box and you want to use its attributes as the default for new text boxes within the same project, just right-click the text box and choose Set As Default Text Box. Any new text boxes you create will inherit the same properties of the original.
  • For even more control over the look and behavior of your text, you can click the Text Direction button or the Align Text button and then choose More Options—or, just right-click a text box, choose Format Shape, and select the Text Box tab on the window that appears. Learn how to use the settings on the Format Shape window here.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Paragraph Formatting

To make formatting quicker, you can use the following shortcuts for common paragraph-editing tasks:

  • Center: Ctrl+E
  • Left align: Ctrl+L
  • Right align: Ctrl+R

You might also want to browse through this list of additional Keyboard Shortcuts.

Applying Consistent Paragraph Formatting Throughout Your Course

To make your design work easier and faster, you can leverage master slides for some of your paragraph formatting. For more guidance, see the tutorials on Using Slide Masters and Using Feedback Masters.