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Eydie  Castro

Thank you Kelly, but I am sharing here that it is an issue the Articulate Storyline 360 are experiencing as well.  I experienced it for the first time about the same time you posted this image.  Currently, I am dealing with the same issue on another project - it is getting worse.  Slides are reordering itself and in some cases, changing the triggers programming.

None of the answers posted address the Branching/Mapping and Numbering Issues for the developer under Story View.

Eydie  Castro


I have tried both methods.  On the Story View I continue to experience the numbering and sequence errors.  In fact, I created a new scene to place the slides that were not in sequence in there.  Then, assigned that new scene as the Starting Scene because the numbering was never updated or reset on the existing scene(s).  This is the second time this happens in less than a month.

Katie Riggio

Hello, Eydie!

I appreciate you sharing all of that valuable insight. It helps us understand the need for such a feature with how it would solve the pain points you're currently facing (especially when there are a handful of slides!).

I shared this discussion with the right team and if we add this feature to Storyline in the future, we promise to share the news!

In the meantime, you mentioned slides are getting reordered and programmed incorrectly, and that worries me.

Would you be willing to share an affected .story file with our Support Engineers to help us pinpoint where the issue is stemming? It'll help us get a clear picture of what's going on and we'll delete it after troubleshooting.

Jack Stewart

If this was the first response to the orginal question then it would have saved a lot of reading of this thread.

Storyboards and scripts use reference numbers to relate to the slides authors are creating in Storyline. Multiple authors can use a storyline fine so they need to be easily read. It is very frastrating that Articulate has not been able to recognise the importance of this.

The easiest fix for this would be the ability to turn the automatic numbering off. Then authors can type our own page numbers in when renaming.

Kathy Wasson

Completely agree with the above comments. Yes, the order does not matter to the learner. We know this already, have explicitly said so, and described what we need-being able to see scene numbers in a logical order for development. Cutting and re-pasting scenes as described in the links above is all well and good when you have only a handful of scenes.

When you have branched sequences with many scenes, cutting and pasting each to get them reordered is just as much a PITA. In trying to re-frame the feature request: We need to be able to reorder the scenes number sequence in much the same way that can be done with slides within a single scene.

Kelly Sheehan

Hi Lauren,

Sorry didn't see your post.

The Menu isn't a problem as you can rename things in that at least.  The problem comes in Storyview and also when publishing to Word.

As I showed in my post above the numbering is not logical at all and this not only affects the development in Storyline but the Publishing of word files. We use word files of the storyline lesson to give to our SMEs to mark up. But the word file chapters are in order of numbers, i.e. 1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1 etc and of course this doesn't work if your story view is like mine above. So after every word publish I have to go in and manually rearange things using the navigation pane.

This is a lot of extra work when you have 30+ modules and multiple reviews of them!!! This needs to be a priority as it just adds so much time to development!!!

I think I am going to do as in another thread and post once a week until this is fixed, so it keeps on the first page.

Joshua Pincumbe

What I would like is the ability to choose a STARTING number for the a scene other than 1 (like choosing a starting number other than 1 for the start of an ordered list.)

The problem we keep running into is that we have, say, 7 modules in a series. Each module is its own storyline file, because we need to track them by module in our LMS (someone might only be assigned modules 1-4 and 7, for example). The client wants the numbers on the slides (so they can tell someone to "go to slide 14" in a module and we're all on the same page.) But, it's very confusing to see "1  Module 4    1.1 Introduction   1.2 Objectives...." etc. The client, reasonably, wants these numbers to be 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and so on. However, this seems to be impossible unless we turn off autonumbering altogether and manually number our slides. This is VERRRRY irritating though because when a slide does need to be deleted or reordered at any point in the development cycle, you need to manually go and renumber all of the slides. So, an option where you get to pick WHAT number the scene is called would be very very appreciated.

Kelly Sheehan

Well I thought I would post again to keep this alive.

This request was posted 5 YEARS ago and still nothing has been done. As with other requests that are a fundamental necessity of L&D design software it doesn't seem to be a priority for Storyline to implement this.

After reading other threads where much needed features are not added to Storyline even after years of it being requested I am loosing faith in Storyline. At this rate I will be looking else where for my software needs. VERY dissapointed.

Stefaniada Voichita

Hi there,

I am having the same issue. I use Storyline 360 and need to remove the numbering (or change it) that is automatically displayed on the Menu side as it doesn't fit the module's content. For example, the Introduction scene/slides are numbered 1, 1.1, 1.2 and then Module 1 is numbered on the menu as 2, 2.1, 2.2 etc. How can I remove the numbering for Introduction scene and slides keeping just the name, while having Module 1 scene/slides actually numbered as 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc. instead? Thanks Stef

Lauren Connelly

Hi Stefaniada!

In Storyline 360, you have the choice to remove all of the Slide Numbers in the Menu. There isn't currently an option to renumber the menu.

If removing the slide numbers works for your course, here's how to only show the Slide Title in the Menu. Let me know if you have additional questions!

Ren Gomez

Hi Ian,

The user guide below should help when adding Slide Numbers in Storyline 360 and provides a quick video and detailed steps:

If you'd like some inspiration, check out the recap for our E-learning Heroes Challenge on slide numbers:

Let us know if you have any specific questions as you get started!