Project cannot be upgraded to the new Articulate '13 file format

I'm working on a new e-learning module that I created in ppt 2010 with Articulate '09.  It doesn't have any Articulate elements yet - no interactions, no quizzes, no audio, no video, no annotations.  So far it's just a pptx with text, a few pictures, a background photo, and formatted text placeholders.  I tried to add an interaction and got the message "Your Articulate Presenter project cannot be upgraded to the new Articulate Presenter '13 file format."  No explanation, nothing to click on for help.  A little help here--What's the problem and how can I fix it?

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Alison L Coops

More information:  The pptx file was somehow originally saved on a network drive.  I couldn't find a ppta file anywhere.  I opened the pptx on a computer that hasn't been upgraded to '13 yet.  It created a ppta file.  I copied the file to my computer, but when I open the pptx file, it renames the ppta file -old and I still get the same cannot be upgraded message.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Deeika,

If I'm understanding correctly, you'd like to use a Studio '09 project in a Storyline project. Is that correct?

Here are some resources that may help:

Making a Smooth Transition from Studio '09 to Storyline

Things to consider when importing PowerPoint into Storyline

I hope this helps!