In the previous tutorial, you learned about creating an interactive simulation. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to edit your simulation so it works exactly the way you want. 

One thing you'll notice when moving your mouse around a software interface is that the software provides a lot of visual cues. For example, you might see rollover effects for clickable tabs or captions with help text. This is great for live software, but it’s not always what you want for your software simulations. If you’re testing learners on a sequence of steps, for example, you don’t want to give away where to click. When recording, you'll capture rollover effects or help text that you don't want in your simulation. In Articulate Storyline 2, it’s easy to edit these elements out of your simulation. You just need to find a frame where the artifact doesn't appear. Let's take a look at how you do that.

Watch this video first, then follow the steps below to practice.

Practice Activity

Editing the simulation screens is easy. Just do this:

  1. Locate an interactive slide where you need to make an edit.
  2. Right-click the slide and select Action Fine Tuning. This opens the video panel.
  3. Use the Previous Frame or Next Frame buttons to locate a frame where the artifact doesn't appear. You can also click and drag frame markers on the video timeline.
  4. Once you find a frame you like, click OK.

That's how simple it is. Use Action Fine Tuning to select the frame you want and you're done. Now it's up to you to practice. Record a simple tutorial like the PowerPoint example above, then practice editing out artifacts and other visual cues you don't want in your simulation.