Base slide elements

Even though in the timeline I tell SL2 to hide certain base elements, they still show up in the word published document. They're not visible on the screen, in preview or in the web published version. But, my client uses the Word published version to review the content. The only workaround I've found is to use the layer tool to hide all the base layer elements but that means having to totally rebuild the layer with the base elements I do want. What's the deal with this??

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Walt Hamilton

The deal is that publishing to Word shows everything that is visible on the slide at any time during the timeline.

If that's a problem, make the individual elements visible on an individual basis, and take a screen shot. (Since Windows 3, Windows has had a built-in option for screenshots, and since & when they named it snipping tool, it has worked REALLY well.)

Paste it into the Word Document, which after all is only a series of screen shots inserted as pictures.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Lynn,

First off I wanted to let you know that responding via email includes your signature here, so you may want to edit the post and remove the information here.

As for the Word publish and layers, this is something our QA team is aware of in Storyline 2 and it also occurred for some users in Storyline 1. Once we have additional information to share we'll be certain to update threads such as this one. 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi all,

I wanted to provide an update here, as Storyline 2 Update 10 was just released, and included a number of fixes which you can see in the release notes available here. The item you all may be particularly interested in is how it fixed issue where base-layer objects hidden on layers would show when publishing to Microsoft Word. You can download the latest update here, and after downloading and installing the latest update you’ll want to republish any existing content to ensure that the updates and fixes are applied.

Let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.