How to Export Storyline 360 project to PowerPoint?

Dec 17, 2018


I would be grateful for any advice on how to export or convert an existing Articulate Storyline 360 project into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation? 

We use Articulate often but on an upcoming occasion we need to be able to quickly export/convert our .story presentations to PPT; any solutions?

Thank you so much!


Andrew Farmer

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Designs Online

Hi all,

Exporting to Powerpoint is something our clients (large organizations) really need, too. They are changing some of their training due to the pandemic.

Some sales people need the PPTs to 'speak to them' live in groups, and also to review while traveling. Word just doesn't work for this, for several reasons. Some executives are not in the office much and need something offline.

Tom's video was helpful for images, but higher resolution slide images/screenshots would be welcomed, and it's imperative that all the notes are included for each slide.

Thanks for considering to add this needed functionality to Storyline 360!

Designs Online

Thank you. I tried this, but the notes (as well as headers, titles, footers, etc) all show up as part of the image section. Did you find a way to get the notes into the "Notes" section?

I am not sure I'm doing it correctly as it has the header, footer, image, notes and everything in the image area of every PPT slide.

Tom Kuhlmann

Storyline has a PowerPoint import feature. PowerPoint does not have a Storyline import feature. They are two different tools with different features that don't translate.

If you know you need a PowerPoint version of what you build in Storyline, I'd start with PPT and then import that into Storyline to build the interactive elements.

I pulled all of the different tips together in this blog post.

Veronica Tomaselli


Adding my experience here also. In my institution we like to offer a print out of our courses (similar to a handout). It would be great to have the option to transfer content from storyline to PPT.

We currently publish the content to word, clean it up, and then convert it to a PDF. However, there is a lot to clean up in the word version and it is harder to work on design in a word document than it is in a PPT. 

I hope there is a way to do it soon!



Glen Coventon

Just to add to the conversation, I think it is clear that a export to PPT is a feature that users need and want and I don't understand Articulates push back. 

I understand triggers, interactivity etc can't be used in PPT.  However 99% of elearning projects developed (that need exporting to PPT) are simple text and images with the occasional layer.    Why is it so difficult to export the content only to pptx?  People do not expect the PPT to act like storyline.  Just like exporting to video I would not expect interactivity.   Saying this, I must say the export to video is a great feature.

The workarounds from staff are not viable solutions for large corporate organisations, time to stop asking why and ask yourself how. I don't believe this one is too hard for your developers and would add real value to the product.

Will Findlay

We often get (dreaded) requests from SMEs like this for content that used to be in PowerPoint: "Can you send me the PowerPoint file of that course?"

We then have to explain that we have made updates since the course was converted from PowerPoint and that the only PowerPoint files we can give them are old.

There is a current option to Publish to Word. What if there was a similar option that just sent an image capture of each Storyline Slide as the slide, and pasted the notes into the PowerPoint notes panel? 

Peter Ward

I am currently in the painstaking process of rebuilding a Storyline file as a PowerPoint file. My client has had a request to present her course as a live instructor, and Storyline obviously won't work for that. Furthermore, since she'll need to update the content so that it works for a live audience, she needs it to be fully editable. Therefore all the workarounds suggested previously with screen shots are of no help. Please add an export to PowerPoint feature!

Walt Hamilton

To be honest, this is not entirely an Articulate problem. PPt neither imports from, nor exports to SL. We should also be asking Microsoft to import from SL every time we ask Articulate to export to PPt. I suspect Articulate gets the heat because they have a forum with staff members that actually answer users.

Tom Kuhlmann

If you want to have an editable PowerPoint, you should start the project with PowerPoint.

The workaround I offered is mostly so you have a PowerPoint version of what you built in Storyline. I suppose if you have minor editing, you could rebuild the slide and/or hide the text of the old slide with a shape and then add new text over it.

There are some OCR text reading apps that can extract text from existing images and you could copy and paste into PowerPoint. 

ebru konyar

Hi All, 

It is a pity that I am reading these comments and they are still not solved. I also worked with an outsource company to create e-learnings by Storyline and they are used as e-learnings and now our SMEs will use this information for shorth virtual sessions and we want to use the same information and make small revisions too, not use as is. And we just want to convert them into ppt. Even if they are different companies storlyine should work with them to help us, the customers. And solutions as of today?

Thanks, Ebru

Brooke Johnson

Something that I would appreciate is if we'd be able to have the slides exported as a PDF vs word so there was a higher resolution images to copy and paste into PowerPoint. I understand that we're not able to directly import, but for me I prefer to build in Storyline (I find it a much better design tool vs PPT). Obviously we would lose any interactivity, but I'd still prefer to be able to copy and paste the slide for example into PPT (even as an image!). Other than screenshots, do y'all have any other recommendations here?

Will Findlay

Tom, thank you so much for this video and for this method. We often get requests from lawyers and other regulating agencies wanting paper copies of courses. I will definitely use this method that you've outlined so well here in the future when I get a request like this. It will make things so much faster.