Articulate Storyline 360: How to Implement Right to Left (RTL) Alignment Issue in Closed Caption (CC)?

How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC) in Articulate Storyline 360

Prior to providing the solution, we thought to share the root cause for the Right-to-Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC). One of our clients, who is a leading business trading company in Canada wanted to help their global workforce to get awareness of the ethical standards of business. With a wide range of eLearning services, earlier we designed training programs by producing highly engaging custom content development with the company. So, Company is well aware that Articulate Storyline 360 is a rapid eLearning authoring tool for the development of eLearning courses.

The exact requirement of the client was to develop the courses in English and Right-to-Left (RTL) languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Urdu, etc., to cater the needs of the users in the Middle East.

Predominant features:

  • Default Course Player and
  • CC button with Right-to-Left (RTL) Language support

The English version was developed without any issues. But the most interesting and challenging task was with the Right-to-Left (RTL) Languages. Since the orientation is from Right-to-Left (RTL), the text in Closed Captions (CC) gets misaligned with the screen resolution after publishing the course. We took up the challenge and landed with a solution that works with (Right-to-Left) RTL alignment of CC text in Articulate Storyline 360.

In this blog, we will show you the steps to work with Right-to-Left (RTL) alignment of CC text.

After publishing the project, follow these steps:

Step -1: Go to publish file and search for “main.min.css” in the folder

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Step -2: Right-click on the “main.min.css” and select the option “Edit with Notepad ++”

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Step -3: Find the text “.caption p{display” and replace with the text “.caption p{direction: rtl; display”

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Step -4: Also replace the text “text-align:center;line” with “text-align:right;line” and save.

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

You can see the results without modifications and with modifications made in the published course.

Before modifications:

Before modifications - Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

After modifications:

After modifications - Articulate Storyline 360: How to implement Right to Left (RTL) alignment issue in Closed Caption (CC)

Note: The audio used in the sample is machine-generated, hence some of the words might be misspoken.

Final words: With a few amendments in the published course, we overcame the issue of Right-to-Left (RTL) alignment of CC text in Articulate Storyline 360. The client was extremely happy since the issue has been resolved within no time.

You can click PREVIEW button to view the Sample.

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