Locking object. Position, Shape and color?

Hi, is there anyway in the timeline to lock separately only the object position ( still editable text etc..) Shape and color? For template use. Less risk of mistakes by users.

One slide could benefit from having several locking mechanism, on slide level or global level, applicable through out the template.

I am a newbie in this articulate community, infact still waiting for my 360 licence to arrive this week! Looking forward to learning the potential of these tools in combination. I have previously worked in Flash, in both design and actionscript and earlier then that Director and Authorware pretty much revealing my (stone)age :)

NOTE: If any of these locking functions are already possible, i would really appreciate the guidance to find these functions. Thank you.

4 Replies
Elizabeth Pawlicki

Hi Hakan!

I'm so excited for you that you're getting Articulate 360 this week! I'm sure the folks here in the Community will have lots of suggestions for you!

You mentioned templates at a slide level and at a master level so a couple of things came to mind for you to check out in Storyline 360.  

  • Slide masters in Storyline 360 are very similar to slide masters in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can use them to control the default themes, colors, fonts, text, and objects for slides throughout your course. They're big time-savers, letting you apply the same look and feel across multiple slides all at once.  More on Slide Masters and how to use them can be found here.
  • Custom Templates will allow you to create an e-learning course with a custom design, placeholders, animations, and interactive objects. Just add your own text and media, and you’re ready to publish!  Check out custom templates here.
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ephraim, 

If you used the Padlock icon in the timeline that would prevent you from moving or changing the item, but you also wouldn't be able to select it.

If you find that you're inadvertently moving things on the slide when selecting them, perhaps selecting it in the timeline would work better for you than on the slide stage?