Large file sizes

I am new and working on my first course using storyline.  I am finding that my files are kind of big (ex. over 700,000 KB).  I tried to reduce my file size by creating multiple files (5) for each scene, but they are still large (600,000). 

While my files have lots of graphics, I am wondering if I am doing something wrong?

For instance, I have a graphic that I wanted to appear on 6 slides and so I inserted the graphic into each slide.  Would it have been better to put that graphic on a slide master and then use that particular slide layout for the 6 slides?

Or are there other things I should be doing?

Thanks,

Gillian

3 Replies
Annie Jean

Hi Gillian,

I don't know for you but I had some files that were quite large and it was because I was working on a network drive.

After copying them on the local drive, opening and saving them they ended up half the previous slide.

Don't know if it can help you... if you are in that situation...

Hope it helps and have a nice day!

Annie

Nancy Woinoski

Gillian Whitney said:

I am new and working on my first course using storyline.  I am finding that my files are kind of big (ex. over 700,000 KB).  I tried to reduce my file size by creating multiple files (5) for each scene, but they are still large (600,000). 

While my files have lots of graphics, I am wondering if I am doing something wrong?

For instance, I have a graphic that I wanted to appear on 6 slides and so I inserted the graphic into each slide.  Would it have been better to put that graphic on a slide master and then use that particular slide layout for the 6 slides?

Or are there other things I should be doing?

Thanks,

Gillian


Hi Gillian, the .storyline files can get rather large when you are working on them but if it is any consolation, the published output is small. As for working with graphics, if you are using a graphic  on multiple slides and are keeping the placement consistent across slides then it makes sense to put the graphic on a slide master.  If you are using a graphic multiple times but placing it in different spots on the slides then it does not make sense to put them in the slide master.  Storyline uses some intelligence when publishing so only makes one copy of the graphic in the output regardless of the number of times it is used.

I hope this makes some sense.