Category Archives: Articulate

How to create a stylish divider in Articulate Storyline

dividerYou can create styling dividers without the user of Photoshop, which is what I used to do.  Now, I realized that you can create the same effect inside Storyline.

First, you want to create a thin rectangle (solid fill, no outlines).  Then in the format section use the following settings.

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1) Gradient fill 2)Type:Radial 3) Direction: center (see red outline)

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The stop position is at 0%, and the color is what the main color is going to be.

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Stop 2 should be a blend of the color that your background color will be. Or you can just keep it as the main color. I set the transparency to about 7%.

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Stop 3 is where you want to make the transparency to be 100%. This is the part that will give the line a tapered look.

You finished line should look like the line I have at the top of this post.

9/11/14 Edits to existing modules

There was a project that had 10 modules for an environmental course.  The client sent over detailed edits and revisions to the course.  That was completed recently.  However, the client had additional edits and text changes after further review.  I asked the client if I should fully QA the module before sending it.  They said they would do that.  The QA process takes a significant chunk of time to do.

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One of the edits that was requested was that the notes section had different font sizes (see below).  I’ve try to search in the Articulate Studio forums and it seems like other people are having the same issue.  The forums suggested that the recent update would solve it.  However, it did not do it for me.  I had to inform the client that there was no fix to this.     notes2

Articulate Presenter 13: Random Issues

I have been using Articulate Studio since studio 09.   Whenever a project consists of publishing large courses, I noticed Articulate will occasionally freeze or publish inaccurately.  This has happened not just on one computer, but on different computers.  This error occurs more frequently when many objects are on the slide and when there are many slides in the project.  The Articulate forums are very helpful but for this issue, I wasn’t able to find a good answer.

When I used to publish very lengthy courses  that are close to an hour long with 75+ slides, Articulate 09′ will crash during publish when it gets to a certain slide.  I remember this took a significant time especially because publishing took so long to begin with.  Unfortunately this error also occurs for Studio 13.

I have a client of mine who sends me the Articulate package to fix because for some reason, his projects faces various publishing errors even when the courses are short.  Solutions will vary and it’s solved through trial and error.   There was an Articulate package I received when the client mentioned that the quizzes will not publish properly in the project.  We actually weren’t able to find a solution and ended up recreating the knowledge check.

There was a period when one computer wouldn’t open an articulate file no matter how many times I reinstalled it.  Unfortunately, I don’t recall what I did to fix it (I should’ve blogged about it, bummer!).