Powerpoint custom interactions and transitions

It is disappointing that Storyline does not support all the features of Powerpoint custom interactions and transitions.

I particulary like the "ascend" transision... it is subltile but provides a bit of movement to attract the learners attention.  

Is there a plan for these feature additions?

Our group is thinking of moving from Articulate Presenter to Storyline so we do not want to give up some of our favorite features, although there are many very nice benefits to Storyline.

Thanks, John.

4 Replies
Bruce Graham

John,

Storyline is not a PowerPoint clone - it is different, and makes people think in a new way.

Granted, I would love a few more animations, especially Motion Paths, however, NOT having them makes us think is different ways. I never realised I could get a fabulous effect just using "grow" if started and ended offscreen, if looks like the character is coming forward in 3D.

There are animations being worked on by the team 9as I understand it), but we can do so much better than PowerPoint - think Flipbook for example).

People are so used to PowerPoint - think outside the box. What can you still do without them?

Bruce

Phil Mayor

Bruce Graham said:

John,

Storyline is not a PowerPoint clone - it is different, and makes people think in a new way.

Granted, I would love a few more animations, especially Motion Paths, however, NOT having them makes us think is different ways. I never realised I could get a fabulous effect just using "grow" if started and ended offscreen, if looks like the character is coming forward in 3D.

There are animations being worked on by the team 9as I understand it), but we can do so much better than PowerPoint - think Flipbook for example).

People are so used to PowerPoint - think outside the box. What can you still do without them?

Bruce

I agree with everything Bruce says here, Storyline is so much more than powerpoint
John Linn

I was not suggesting that Storyline should be a Powerpoint clone.  It obviously is not. Far from it!

My point was that there a some basic transitions that would be beneficial and better support my idea of good design.  For every good transition that Powerpoint has there are 10 that are terible.  The transistons seleted to include in Stoyline is not bad but, as I suggested, the Assend transiton is my favorite and not supported.  So that is my suggestion.

Paths are also nice to have but I realize there are other ways to treat content in effective ways.

As I am learning more and more about Storyline I will no doubt find great soutions but do like to have older solutions avaiable too.

Thanks, John.