73 Replies
Kay Chan

Hi P,

There shouldn't be any rastering with the method I described. It sounds to me you're either importing your files incorrectly, missed a step, or you are trying to change the fill and/or outline color of the objects you imported to storyline and realizing you just can't outside of rectangles (inability to change color was also explained in my intro/disclaimer in case you missed it). Understand that SL2 places all imported images into a rectangular bounding box. Although you may have imported a vector-like image into storyline, you are only able to make actual edits to that bounding box.

Without further details of the problems you're having, I don't know how else to respond. I would like to help but you're going to need to narrow it down a bit.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Sherridon,

Are you having difficulty importing them in general or just as a part of the published output? It's worth noting that objects aren't vectored in HTML5 output. As a result, they may not appear as crisp in HTML5 as they do in Flash if you set the player to scale to fill the browser. To avoid scaling and reduction in image quality, we recommend locking your course player at optimal size. Because objects aren't vectored in HTML5 output, they may look blurry or pixelated in zoom regions.

Please feel free to let us know if you need anything else. 

Anthony Perkins

I just spent an hour saving an original vector graphic in a variety of formats trying to retain the crispness of the original image. Finally managed to arrive at one that was head and shoulders above the rest (even though once pasted into Storyline, I'm sure it was converted to raster.) Out of Adobe Illustrator (CC) I selected: Export\Export As... then .png file format. When you click "Export" again, it brings up a dialog box where you can set your resolution to High Resolution 300 dpi, Anti-aliasing: None. Transparent background.

Bring this into Storyline as a normal .png image. This will give you a larger file size, but the image quality is FAR greater than anything else I have tried.

Hope this helps someone.

Safurah Abdul Jalil

Having Storyline support .svg (scalable vector graphics) file format would be good as well since svg is also supported by HTML 5 and would then solve the need for importing vector graphics into Storyline. I really hope to see this feature soon (.. and will of course fill in the feature request form straight away)!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jerson,

I know a number of folks have shared that importing in their SVG graphics doesn't work as they'd expect - so that's the part we've shared as a feature to change how we support those. If you have any other ideas for ways to work within the current set up and use their SVG images, I'm sure folks would love to hear them! 

Leslie McKerchie

Hello everyone,

I wanted to pop in to let you know that there was an enhancement included in the latest update to Storyline 360 that you may be interested in:

Enhanced: SVG images on PowerPoint slides import into Storyline 360 as native shapes. You can customize their fill colors, line styles, and shape effects. Details here.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi John,

It's only in Storyline 360 at this time.

Hi Brian,

All questions are valid, no judgments or forgiveness needed :) 

At this time, it is when imported into your Storyline course via PowerPoint only. Storyline 360 doesn’t support importing SVGs directly (this detail is included in Step 1 of this documentation).

Curt Pavia
chris holman

In story line 3 i can paste straight from illustrator and ungroup.

Thank you! This is right on.

After searching many posts and threads, I too can open a SVG in Illustrator (or just an illustrator file), copy and paste into SL3, then "ungroup" and it is a scalable vector graphic that I can change the color, etc. Also works when copying vector images out of PowerPoint and paste into SL3 > ungroup.

Try it with the attached icon(s).

Loic Requin

I'm learning Storyline because it is an industry standard. After reading Importing SVG Images from PowerPoint  I realized that Storyline does not support PowerPoint Mac (v16.16.21)  and I cannot import a very mundane svg vector file which is the standard for vector graphics on the web .

I now understand the true meaning of "E-Learning Heroes". What a waste of time!


Hey Articulate, please build your app on macOS, you'll have native PDF support without needing to re-invent a very very old wheel.

No vector file support in 2020 for a presentation and animation tool, come on! You are resting on your laurels!

I'm looking at other solutions like the 50$ Hype which does much better in terms of design and animation.