Storyline 2: Enabling Right-to-Left Language Support

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Text that appears on your Articulate Storyline player defaults to a left-to-right orientation. However, you can enable right-to-left language support if you're using a right-to-left language, such as Hebrew or Arabic. Just make a small change to your course player. First, make sure you're using a font that supports right-to-left text—such as Arial Unicode MS or Microsoft Sans Serif—then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the Player Properties window appears, click Other on the ribbon.
  3. Use the Text is read from drop-down to select Right to left.
  4. Click OK.

Moving the Sidebar to the Right Side of Your Course

If your course player includes a sidebar, you might also want to switch its location so it displays on the right side of your course rather than the left. To make this change, click Features on the ribbon and change the Sidebar to On right.

Saving Player Changes

When you click OK to close the Player Properties window, Storyline saves your player customizations in your project file. However, 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 the player if you're prompted and click OK.

To learn more about the Current Player options, see Saving Your Player or Switching to a Different One.

Enabling Right-to-Left Orientation on Slide Content

The steps above change the text direction for player elements, such as buttons, tabs, and messages. 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. You'll find this 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.