ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: New Tables Feature Added
by Kal Hadi, COTP
I frequently get questions from Storyline training students about the possibility of inserting tables into a project (actual tables with cells, columns, and rows instead of screen shots of tables).
Up until yesterday, my answer about tables has always been “I wish.” However, if you're using Storyline 3 or 360 you'll be happy to find an awesome addition to the Text group on the Ribbon: Table (shown in the image below).
If you're not familiar with tables, they are very useful for structuring data, organizing content, and providing great accessibility and context. Articulate’s implementation of this new feature looks pretty awesome. (The only thing that I was hoping to find but didn’t was the ability to sort columns or rows alphabetically or numerically.)
Once you insert a table and have it selected, you are given a Table Tools tab with Design and Format tabs. Using the Design tab, you can control style fills and borders or choose from a slew of preformatted table styles that include alternate “banded” rows and more. You are also able to designate rows as headers.
When it comes to formatting the table, you've got a ton of options. For instance, you can add/delete rows and columns, merge cells, change cell content alignment, and my favorite feature: Distribute Rows and Distribute Columns where you can easily make row heights and columns widths evenly.
Spend some time with the new Tables feature and let me know what you think. If I were a betting man, I'd bet that you're going to be impressed.
Kal Hadi is a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) and Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) with more than 20 years of experience in computer graphics, imaging, and electronic publishing. Kal is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in graphics and web publishing including multiple books on Articulate Storyline.