Our organization uses public facing story maps on our website to often "glam-up" our otherwise boring PDF reports. I have now made a handful of story maps for multiple departments in the new template. While the new story maps looks great, the common trend (with our organization, can't speak for others) is that it seems to be lacking a lot of basic functionality that was often available in the classics.
1. Besides changing from a heading, sub heading, and paragraph text - text size can not be modified to downplay things like footnotes, references etc or accentuate others.
2. Superscripts and subscripts are not available. Seeing as though we use our story maps to jazz up scientific reports, this often creates bulky footnotes for us that take away from our stories, specifically if we can't change text size either.
3. While navigation is a great and welcomed addition, headings placed within a side car module do not show up in the navigation. This is disappointing. Adding the heading outside the sidecar takes away from flow and aesthetics in many cases. In many cases, users pick between having consistent formatting and flow or having navigation available.
4. Of course, it would be great to have more formatting customization in general over paragraphs and image placement with in text. Currently it only allows the image to be on the right side within the text and does not allow for you to control word wrapping, etc. This is one of my common complaints from non GIS users who have feedback for me regarding the new template.
Hopefully some of these things can be addressed to make the new template more beneficial for many groups working with more dynamic data. I would like to utilize the new template as much as possible, but often have to resort to the classics still.
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