missing player features in Studio '13 - can they be turned on?

May 27, 2014

I'm migrating content originally published in Articulate Studio '09 to Studio '13. There are a few features missing from the player. I'm wondering if there is an easy way to turn these features back on:

- The button for switching between a fullscreen slide and a slide with sidebar (or some other way for users to hide the navigation pane).

- The ability to have two logos (one that you specify in the player properties and another logo that replaced the "Powered by Articulate" logo in the '09 version).

- Play button that flashes when a slide has completed and the user needs to explicitly click the Play (or Next) button to move on in the presentation.

I realize that you might have removed some of these features based on usability testing...so that's OK. I just need to know what is possible.


DeDe Morton

3 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi DeDe!

I think you're referencing to the toggle button that was a part of the Presenter 09 player, which is no longer included in Presneter 13. You're welcome to submit a feature request about it, and in the meantime, you can remove certain player elements within the individual slides by following this portion of the tutorial included below:

By default, each slide will display the features you've chosen to include in your course player, but you can show or hide the following player features on a slide-by-slide basis, too.

  • Menu
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Play/Pause Button
  • Seekbar

To change the player features for an individual slide, do either of the following:

  • Click the Features hyperlink next to any slide thumbnail. It'll toggle between Default and Custom each time you click. Defaultmeans the selected slide will display the same features that are enabled in your course player. Custom means you can modify the player features for the selected slide. When Custom is displayed, use the check boxes in the lower right corner of the window to select the features you want to use.
  • Select any slide thumbnail, and use the Features drop-down in the lower right corner of the window to choose Player Defaults or Custom for the selected slides. When you choose Custom for the selected slides, several check boxes will appear. Mark the ones you want to display for the selected slide.

There is a place for a logo in your player features, but the 'powered by articulate' is not a feature of Presenter '13.

I'm not aware of any functionality that highlights the next button like the Play button did before, and the player has been unified.

You could just set your slides to auto-advance if needed so that you wouldn't have to worry about prompting the user.

You can read more about slide properties here.

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