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Getting Started With ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS StoryMaps is a powerful software available through our ArcGIS license. ArcGIS StoryMaps enables one to make engaging and attractive multimedia stories involving text, graphics, photographs, maps, and other media. 

Getting Started with ArcGIS StoryMaps provides helpful guidance for those starting to use this software. 

Properly Using Images in ArcGIS StoryMaps

It is important to include credit information for the images you use in a StoryMap. In addition, being aware of the copyright status of potential images for your StoryMaps is very important. You should always aim to avoid violating copyright law and only to use those images that you are legally permitted to use.

Bern Szukalski's blog post provides helpful advice about properly choosing and using images in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Adding Headings and Navigation

Open the Design panel in the StoryMaps builder.

Under Optional story sections, turn on Navigation. The story navigation bar will appear at the top of the story.

To create headings that will appear in the story navigation bar, add text in the ordinary way. 

Click on the plus sign to add content block.

Click to Add text.

After typing your heading, highlight it. Then select Heading in the dropdown menu.

This and other headings you add will appear in the story navigation bar at the beginning of your story map.

These headings can be clicked to navigate to different sections of the story map.

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