How do Articulate Studio and Storyline interact with each other?

Dec 31, 2012

Hi - 

What is the best way to use each package with each other?  Is it best to import powerpoint into studio 09 for quick assembly  then import the course from studio 09 to storyline for more sophisticated interactivity then publish?

Thanks,  Terry

3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Terry. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

It really depends on the content you're working with. There are some limitations when importing from PowerPoint/Presenter into Storyline. 

Here's some additional information you might find helpful:

Things to consider when importing PowerPoint into Storyline

A tutorial on Importing from PowerPoint

If a PowerPoint presentation includes Articulate Presenter resources, the information contained in the player template—such as navigation settings, text labels, and colors—will not be imported into Storyline when you import the presentation. You'll need to configure these settings in the Storyline player.

If a PowerPoint presentation includes Articulate Presenter attachments, the attachments will not be imported into Storyline when you import the presentationHowever, you can still add the attachments to your Storyline project.  Click here to learn how.

The two programs were not really created to work together, but there have been some workarounds for sharing content. If you need any specific information, just let us know  


Christine Hendrickson

Hi Terry,

I apologize for the delay, I've been on vacation. Honestly, I think it's a matter of preference. Storyline has some awesome features, but so does Studio. If you'd like to compare the two, you could always take advantage of the free trials for either, or both software packages. If you're more comfortable working in PowerPoint, Studio might be the best choice. But again, it's really a matter of preference. 

It sounds like you're already using Storyline, but I'm not entirely sure. If you'd like, you can download the free trial for Storyline here, and the free trial for Studio '09 here. Both come with 30 day free trials. Hopefully, that will give you enough time to compare and see which one you enjoy working with the most. 

You might also want to take a look at our page on Articulate Storyline vs Articulate Studio. 

If you have any other questions, just let me know. 



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