How to Print Navigation in Storyline

Feb 13, 2013

We have occasion to need to communicate to stakeholders how a course navigates .

When publishing a Storyline module to MS Word, Storyline publishes in Scene / Slide order.

When there is 'branching' back and forth, the Word document doesn't adequately show how the navigation works for our stakeholders.

Wondering if Storyline has a way to reproduce (print Word or other document) the story view of a module?

3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Mary. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

I don't believe there's a built-in function that will allow you to do this. However, do you think showing the navigation, as you see in Story view would work for your stakeholders? If so, what you could do is simply take a screenshot of that view, paste it into Microsoft Paint (or any other graphics program), crop it to your liking and make any notes you'd like. Then you can print this out and pass it along.

The only issues I see with this are:

Size: Depending on your resolution and zoom, the screenshots may be too small to really show the path clearly. You can adjust your zoom, or adjust the size of the image once its been placed into Paint, or any other image software.

Paths: if you have many slides with many paths, this may not be the best option. You may need to select certain slides or scenes to display specific paths. If you don't want to display every single link or connection though, this may not be an issue. Alteratively, you can always "mock" the paths by drawing lines or using arrow images in your imaging software.

Chris Whipple

Is there any way to have the "Publish for Word" print in the actual order of Navigation? This presents a serious problem when reviewing projects with customers that have branching requirements.

The product that is published through Word is not at all user-friendly, or even useful. It requires more work to rearrange, or annotate, before meetings. Surely there has to be a better way to approach this (more professional) than "take a screenshot".

If this product is to be taken seriously, and used seriously, then please take YOUR customers seriously. We certainly do ours, and this is making things quite difficult; almost embarrassing when trying to prepare for customer meetings. Please tell me that there is another, better way.

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