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Nicole Legault

Sorry for the frustration, Gary! 

Importing PowerPoint content into Storyline isn't an exact one-to-one conversion. As a result, text may look a bit different.

Sometimes this happens when the PowerPoint slide size doesn't match the Storyline slide size, Storyline will scale the slide items to fit into the new slide size. For the best results, change your slide size in Storyline to match your PowerPoint slide size before importing. Click here for details.

Additionally, here's a link to additional info that may be useful for you:

Storyline 360: Tips for Importing Microsoft PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter Content 

Hope this helps you out!

Gary Martin

Thank you, Nicole. Now I know to confirm that my 2013 PowerPoint slide size by choosing the 'Design' tab, clicking the 'Slide Size' on the right, and selecting 'Widescreen (16:9).' Then when I open Storyline 360, before I import the PowerPoint deck, I should choose the 'Design' tab, click the 'Story Size' button on the left, and choose the 16:9 from the dropdown list.

After doing this, the import worked well. However, some of the font sizes didn't import properly; the font size is larger than the font size in the PowerPoint deck. How do I correct this as part of the import?

Katie Riggio

Hi, Gary. Really sorry you've come across an issue with the font size after the import–I'd be happy to help you out!

To start, can I confirm if you're working locally (typically your C: drive)? Working on a network drive or an external (USB) drive is known to cause wonky behavior–like incorrect formatting.

Can you also share the PowerPoint file with me, so I can take a closer look? Need to share it privately? No sweat, here's where. ☺️

Katie Riggio

Thank you, Gary!

Ah, I'm still unable to recreate the font size issue on those slides. Have no fear, though! I've enlisted the help of our Support Engineers–someone from the team will be in touch shortly with some next steps to try, and I'll be sure to also keep this discussion updated; I'm itching to know what's causing this!

Gary Martin

RE: Case #01447516: Katie and Eloisa, I attached screen captures of slides 6-9 from my PowerPoint deck. Please compare these captures from the Peek you sent me. There are substantial differences between these screen captures and the PPTX that you have.

Gary Martin

Eloisa, I followed your instructions and used Peek to record a screencast of how I imported a PowerPoint deck (4 slides) into Storyline. Even though I recorded my voice and comments, the audio is corrupted. But you can clearly follow my steps in the process.

Let me know when you have a diagnosis for my import issue.