Storyline successfully imports your existing PowerPoint and Presenter projects into Storyline. It imports all of your project’s components, such as editable slides, Quizmaker and Engage files, audio, video, and commonly-used animations.
Why would you want to do this?
- To publish your PowerPoint and Presenter projects to iOS-compatible output via HTML5 so that they can play on iPhones and iPads
- To use Storyline’s interactive capabilities to add a higher level of engagement to your PowerPoint projects
- To expand the development process of your project by using features such as branching scenarios, interactive screen recordings and demonstrations, and Quizmaker’s customizable feedback
- To determine the layout and flow of your project by creating multiple scenes (think chapters) and rearranging your slides in order to create meaningful navigation
How do you do this?
To begin the process, first click “Import PowerPoint” from the Storyline welcome screen OR click the Articulate icon button from inside of Storyline > Import > PowerPoint..
Once you locate and open your PowerPoint file, all slides will then populate the “Insert Slides” window. If you only want to import certain slides, handpick them by clicking on each slide to select or deselect. On the “Insert into scene” dropdown, select “New Scene” or “Current Scene”. Type the name of your scene, then Click “Import.”
When you have your slides inserted into Storyline, you can re-organize them by dragging and dropping between scenes in Story View. (Story View displays the organization and structure of your project and it’s where you can edit your course navigation.) You can create new scenes from the Story View by right-clicking in the open workspace and selecting “New Scene.”
Here’s a video tutorial from Articulate’s Jeanette Brooks, to help guide you with rearranging imported slides.
Once your project is ready to be published, select the Publish button (found under the Home tab in the Publish group) > Select your publish location > Fill out the appropriate fields > Click Publish.
By default, the three features are selected for publishing for HTML5 and mobile devices. To learn more about mobile output, check out the article Behind the Scenes of Mobile Delivery.
Are my PowerPoint animations supported?
Only certain PowerPoint entrance and exit animations are supported by Storyline, such as the Fade In and Fade Out animations. Most PowerPoint emphasis animations are not supported by Storyline and will be removed in Storyline.
What about my Engage files?
Engage files are non-editable in Storyline. You must modify your Engage files in Articulate Engage and then import the files into Storyline.
Engage files also embed as a Web object and are not supported by the HTML5 or iOS player versions of published Storyline outputs.