Can I convert Storyline 2 files to Storyline 1?

Jan 16, 2015


I am working on a consulting project with a team of other developers. I have Storyline 2, and they all have Storyline 1. As the lead developer I am creating all of the templates and navigation slides. The rest of the team can't even open my files.

Is there a way to save my file in a format they can open? We have a big deadline on Monday and I don't have the time to have someone rebuild this in SL 1.




Thank you,

Carrie Ann

11 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Ludovic, 

Storyline 1 and Storyline 2 projects can be upgraded to Storyline 3, but Storyline 3 projects can’t be opened or edited with previous versions. 

Storyline 360 projects can be opened and edited with Storyline 3 except when they include new features that exist only in Storyline 360. Storyline 3 projects can always be opened and edited with Storyline 360.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stoo, 

Storyline 2 files should upgrade to Storyline 3 files without concern. Some things you'll want to keep in mind:

The new responsive player, which automatically makes your course look great on any phone or tablet.

• The ability to add and customize closed captions.

• Structure text with tables.

• More ways to create interactivity with new dial interactions.

• New trigger events and motion path enhancements.

• Better HTML5 output.

• And a bunch of productivity enhancements 

Check out this comparison of Storyline 1, 2, and 3 for all the details.

If you run into something specific that you're unsure about, let me know! 

Tammy Knoll-Anderson

Hi Ashley, 

I have a client on SL3 who wants me to develop a "tour" of a new software program they developed. I have SL2. Is there any issue with them converting the .story file to SL3 with screencasts? I don't want to find myself in a bad situation of handing over a SL2 file that doesn't give them some functionality they might expect, but it seems like a simple screencast project. 



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