Getting Started

4. Design Ribbon

Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how to use the Design Ribbon as you start your title. Set your page size, theme, background color and more.


The design ribbon allows you to quickly configure your project settings and select default style and formatting options for your entire project.

Under Project options you can change the name of your project and set many project settings like default language, dynamic text options, web accessibility settings, and whether to retain status between sessions.

You also have the option to create a standard project or a project that is ready to publish to an LMS in SCORM, AICC or xAPI format. 

This is also where you set your project as responsive.

A responsive project allows you to adjust your content depending on your learners device and view.

If you choose to create a non-responsive project you can select your page size by accessing the page size menu. Here you have options for standard screen sizes,or you can set your own custom page size. 

Themes include design elements as well as basic navigation, which makes them a great starting place.

To apply a theme simply scroll through the list until you find one that you like and select it

To set a background for your project you can either use the background wizard or select a color or image from the drop down menus. 

The default text styles menu allows you to create custom text styles for the title, subtitle and body text found in your project. You can also add additional text styles if needed.

Additionally you can set the default font, size and color for text blocks added to your project, along with the default hyperlink color. 

This article last reviewed March, 2021. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.


View the training plan here: Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know

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