Changing between versions of Engag

My colleague and I are working on a course, where I have Studio 09 and he has '13.  He created an Interaction (in 13) using Folders but discovered that it only allows up to 8 Folders. Tabs produce the same issue for him. However, as I have 09, I don't have Folders but can created more than 8 Tabs. He sent me his files but it created an error message saying that I didn't "have the proper security permissions" to open his file. Is there a way for me to open his files to edit the content and/or copy it to another interaction type. We are generally finding the tool more restrictive in the 13 version, so is there a way that we can fluctuate between the two? If not, I can stick to my 09 version, but then I have Storyline 13. Will there be compatability issues there? Thanks.

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Christine Hendrickson

Hi Patricia,

A couple of things that I wanted to mention that may help you out:

Studio '09 and Studio '13 cannot be installed on the same machine at the same time.

Studio '09 does not support content created in Studio '13 - so you won't be able to modify the content that was created in the newer version if you only have '09 on your own machine. On the other hand, content created in Studio '09 is supported in '13. This is, of course, only if the interaction type is also supported/available in Studio '13. 

Storyline 1 currently supports content created in Studio '09, but not content created in Studio '13. we are hoping to have more information on this soon, but as of right now the best way to get content from Studio '13 into Storyline is to use a web object

To make things easier, it might be best if you and your colleague work with the same version of Studio. If they previously had Studio '09 and upgraded to the newer version, they still have access to the earlier version. So, if they prefer to work with some of the interactions or specific features of '09, they can uninstall '13 and install '09 for that project. Or, they can install '09 on a secondary machine and develop there. 

I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.