Flash Object Becomes Invisible

Mar 20, 2017


Sometimes when I add certain flash animations (swfs) onto a page of my story, they appear as invisible in the preview. What gives?

8 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello EJ - Thanks for clarifying the version you are utilizing. Are you having an issue with the files once published? Curious if the files have different properties causing the difference. 

Articulate Storyline supports both interactive and non-interactive Flash movies. For the best results, use these guidelines when developing Flash files.

If you need us to take a look at your .story file, feel free to share.

EJ Glatt

Thanks Leslie. The flash is invisible both in preview and when published. I've attached the storyline file. The flash in question is on page 5. 

All of the flash files in the lesson we developed years ago in India, and I really don't know much about the source files. Also attached is the swf. 

Thanks for your help. 

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for sharing and allowing me to take a look EJ. The properties must be different, but of course, I do not have any software to dig deeper since I do not work with swf files often. 

I changed a setting to view in a browser vs the slide and it does work as you can see here. That could be helpful if you can re-encode the video. You can check out our documentation here on best practices for flash files with Storyline 2 as well.

A file with your updated slide/settings is attached in case you'd like to take a peek.

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