Microsoft Office and Articulate Storyline 2

Hello everyone:

I was wondering what all versions of Microsoft Office they were using in conjunction with Articulate Storyline (in particular, version 2).

Here at work, I have Office 2007 Professional loaded along with Storyline 2 and it seems to work fine.

I have read previous discussion threads in the past, however, that indicate potential issues with later versions of Office, such as 2010 or 2013.

This is important, because Storyline 2 functions such as Translation Export and Import, REQUIRE Microsoft Word in order to work effectively:

  • Can anyone (assembled e-Heroes OR Articulate Staff) confirm which versions of Microsoft Office work well with Storyline 2?  Is 2016 supported?
  • Also, does Microsoft Office need to be installed PRIOR to a Storyline 2 installation? Or it is OK to install Office AFTER Storyline?

Send any and all answers to these two questions, please, on a postcard, or post to this discussion forum.

Thanks! ;)


8 Replies
Justin Grenier

Hey, Mark.

I'm using Storyline 2 and Office 2016.  I'm not in a production authoring environment where I'm hitting it hard all day, every day, but I am able to export and import .doc translation files without a problem.  Our QA team has also tested this and found it to be working as expected.

Good luck with your project!

Mark Shepherd

Thanks Justin, Emily, and Phil for your comments.  :)

Clearly Office 2013 and 2016 seem to be the favorites so far amongst the group, which is great, because I am looking to start with 2013 but will add 2016 alongside it fairly soon...! ;)

Here at work we will likely move up to Office 2010 or 2013 from 2007 sometime later this year. 

As my office is a live authoring environment, we will no doubt be pushing things pretty hard.

As to my laptop, it will be a lot less intense, so I have no worries as yet. ;)