Importing PowerPoint Template

Oct 15, 2013

I am new to Storyline and I am trying to import a corporate PowerPoint template. I have successfully imported the slides as a template by importing my PowerPoint presentation into Storyline and saving as a template. But now the color family has not imported along with it. Also, some the images that were "editable" in PowerPoint are not fixed into the presentation. Is there a way to change this? 

Thanks in advance!

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Emily and welcome to Heroes! 

Importing Powerpoint into Storyline is not a one to one conversion as described here.  You may find some variations in font size, line spacing, alignment, colors, or bullets.  If these changes are undesirable, you'll need to make adjustments after importing your PowerPoint presentation, using Storyline's font and paragraph tools.

BJ Campbell

Not sure if this would be of interest, but I discovered a workaround for importing text as formatted in MS PowerPont, including bullets.  I was a given a presentation with over 100 slides of text.  When I imported it to Storyline, of course the level 2 and 3 bullets did not format as desired, and the font changed dramatically.

With that much text to fix, I took a shortcut:

1.  Saved the PowerPoint as a Picture Presentation

2.  Imported the picture presentation file to storyline

Drawback - no searching on text, but you could add notes that would help. 

simondavide tritto


I'm also having quite some troubles importing pptx files into Storyline. The original sin to me is exactly in a sentence of the first reply to this post initiator: importing powerpoint slides is "not a one to one" operation. Well, it should be, because after spending quite some time and effort to fine tune your powerpoint slide deck look'n'feel, you really don;t want to do it once again in Storyline after the import; especially if your data source is powerpoint, which means that each time you have a change in the slides, you have to import them again in SL360 and then re do the editing. Wouldn't be possible to be given at least the choice to keep a 1-to-1 match to powerpoint?

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