Changing Title (player) independently of the file name

Hi guys,

Usually, the title (top bar of the player) can be independent of the name the file (when publishing). The problem I am encountering is that when I change ttile in player the fie name changes and vice versa. I have a title in Turkish with symbols that causes some problems in the published version.. I want to make the title in Turkish and file name in English.

Is there a bug about this?

Thanks for your help on this.



21 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Rich! Have you seen this documentation to change the title in your player:

Choosing sidebar behavior and the course title

In the Features area of the window, you can turn the course title on or off, and you can choose where to put the sidebar, if you're using one.

  • Title: Mark this checkbox if you want the course title to appear in the top left area of the player. The title defaults to the name of your Storyline file, but you can use a different title by editing the text in this field (if you do that, it won't change the name of your actual Storyline file; it'll only change the title that displays on the player.) You can also remove the title altogether if you prefer, by unmarking the box.

You can read more about that here.

If you feel that you still need to reach out to Salim, you may need to send a private message as I'm not sure if they are subscribed to this thread.

Denise Wilson

Hello. But here is the thing. It DOES change the folder name that is created when you publish. I have to use a Registered Mark in my title name.  So when the folder publishes, it adds the symbol to the folder name.  SO, will it break anything if I change the published folder name?  For example...coursename with®...when you publish, it becomes folder name:  coursename with® and scorm zip becomes coursename with®.zip



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

I'd be cautious of the symbol too, Denise - as we know that symbols in titles and file paths can cause issues as detailed here. so if you're able to remove it from the published output folder, give that a test. You could also look at not listing the title in the top of the player, but somewhere else on the first slide itself? Or even if the title is shorter - what about a custom player tab? You could even have that open to a lightbox slide or something where you shared more information about title, date created, author, copyrights, etc. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Glad you've got a method that'll work for you - and please keep us posted how it goes! 

Just wanted to also give you a heads up that responding via email includes your signature here in ELH. You are welcome to visit the forum discussion and click on the "edit" below your post to remove that information. No worries on our part - just in case you don't want your information publicly! 

Denise Wilson

Im going to try and remove the symbol after publishing. It's a requirement to have the full branding in the player. I will be sending a test to the customer probably early next week to see what happens. Unlike Captivate (thank goodness), Storyline doesn't name the real files by that file name. I mean to say, uses index.story and other publishing generated naming for the files within the folders. But I wanted to see what the consensus was.

I will update when I test.


Michelle Vilamaa

I recently discovered this challenge because our LMS has a difficult time updating a course, unless the file is named something different than a previous version.  As you can imagine during development, the course goes through several name changes to test the course in our system.  I did not notice that the course title was being changed in the training until yesterday.  Whomp, whomp, whomp.  Am I understanding that the solution is to save the file as the name you want to appear in the course title and changing the file name after publishing?

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Michelle.  Changing the course title in either the publishing window or the Player Properties window will update the title in the other window.  You can change the name of the output folder, FileNameYouNeed - Storyline output, and those changes won't be reflected in the actual course.

Does that answer your question?