Opening Storyline 1 courses in Storyline 2 - Are there problems?

Jan 26, 2015

I got this information from here "Storyline 2 will open Storyline 1 files but not vice versa, Storyline 2 cannot save to open in Storyline 1"

Aside from this, I would like to know, will I encounter problems if I open courses built in Storyline 1, using Storyline 2? I will download the trial version of SL 2 but before I do that, I would like to make sure that there will no be no error/s and/or problem/s that will be encountered if I'll do so. Thank you!


9 Replies
Ant Pugh

I've just answered my own question, the file had not downloaded properly before I tried to open it! It is now opening correctly Storyline 2.

Funnily enough, I actually blogged about this recently, so in a shameless act of self-promotion I'm going to post a link to my blog! It turns out I have not learned my lesson at all!

Wendy Farmer

Hi Lim

you can open your SL2 course in SL3 and the following will occur:

  • a backup will be created of the SL2 file tagged (backup)
  • a new upgraded SL3 file will be created

You will then work in SL3 on the upgraded file.  Changes made in the SL3 file will not be able to be opened in SL2 (it is not backwards compatible)

Hope that helps.


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