Copy/paste slide while keeping variables

Mar 19, 2021

If I create a slide with triggers that use variables, is there a way to copy/paste that slide into a new storyline file without having to reassign all of the variables? I added the variables to the new file and they are called the same thing, they just aren’t recognized and I have to go through and reassign them all. I’m assuming no... but I’m working on a really large project with dozens of modules that are in separate files and as I go I keep changing my mind on how I want certain things configured and I spend so much time reassigning triggers each time I paste from another file. Thanks!

2 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Jeannie.

The recommended solution is to import slides from other .story files instead of copying and pasting them. 

Windows 10 (1) 2021-03-24 at 10.19.48 AM

However, you can also copy slides from one file to another while keeping the original ones' variables and triggers. 

I created a short Peek 360 recording showing you how to do that. The trick is to have two instances of Storyline open.

Let me know if this works!