After free trial expires

Hi, I am almost using up 30 free trial which was downloaded on my computer. I am wondering if I save my  "articulate storyline story"version of project in my local drive. Can I open and edit it by using the articulate storyline software which was donwloaded  in the other computers? Will any of my project  features change or disappear with the ends of my free trial on my computer?

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi mingying,

As long as you save your file with the .story extension, you'll be able to reopen it when you purchase and activate your copy of Storyline. You won't lose anything by moving from the free trial to the purchased copy - both are the full version.

If you'd like to share your file with your colleagues to collaborate on it, you can definitely do so. It may be easiest to share the file by putting it in a common folder in Dropbox.

lim yu kai

can anyone here help me ?

I am using articulate story line 2 free trial  and today is my last day  before it expires .

I want to ask will my save file still be there when i re download the articulate software  again tomorrow .I also have a save file on my thumb  drive  but it might be corrupted 

Walt Hamilton

As Ashley Terwilliger said over 3 years ago in an earlier post to this thread:

"As long as you save your file with the .story extension, you'll be able to reopen it when you purchase and activate your copy of Storyline. You won't lose anything by moving from the free trial to the purchased copy - both are the full version.

If you'd like to share your file with your colleagues to collaborate on it, you can definitely do so. It may be easiest to share the file by putting it in a common folder in Dropbox."

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Christopher and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for contacting us to share your concerns. I assume you are referring to Articulate 360. Captivate is not a product owned by Articulate.

Do I need to download Articulate 360 again after my trial ends and I purchase?

Nope! The software installed on your machine is the full version of the software. Your information is tied to your Articulate ID, which is what will reflect your subscription once a purchase is made.

Learn more about Articulate ID.

Any Rise 360 files created will be tied to your Articulate ID as well and anything saved locally should open right up as expected.

We're right here if you need any help along the way and you have our support engineers as well.