how to import swf files into storyline

Jul 06, 2017

Hello, I have imported several swf files onto my storyline slides, but in the output see I only see a gray bar with the text "swf".


Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong here?


I've never imported swf files, so this is possibly standard behavior.

4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Ryan!

Sorry to hear that you ran into an issue with that. Thanks for sharing the image of what you are seeing. I have not seen that before.

How are you publishing and viewing the content? The swf file would only work in the Flash output as you can see in this comparison chart.

Do you have a .story file that you'd like us to take a look at?

Cynthia Paré

Hi Ryan,

That means your browser is most likely running the HTML5 version of your course. This happened to us to and we finally found out that Chrome was waiting our "authorization" to run flash. You have to change your Flash settings in order that it automatically runs the flash version.


Hope it helps!