Preview scene from current slide?

May 13, 2015

Is there a way to start previewing a project from a couple of slides in rather than the whole scene from the beginning?

I have a scene that is over 50 slides now and it would be helpful to be able to preview them just from like slide 30-End of Scene like you can in Powerpoint. Is this possible? If not I'll submit a feature request.


18 Replies
Jackson Hamner

That is supposed to be there, but it doesn't work exactly like the requested feature. That will preview the current slide ONLY, so you cant navigate to the previous or next slide. What I'd like to see in future versions of AS2 is the ability to preview an entire scene from whatever current slide you're on, so that if you want to preview a scene you don't need to start from the beginning each time. 

It is very handy to be able to preview a single slide only though, the shortcut for it is CTRL+F12. If you want to preview the whole scene then the shortcut is SHIFT+F12. The shortcut for previewing the whole course is simply F12.


Steve Wooten

The project that I'm developing has a 3 slide interaction where variables are set to show layers on subsequent slides, values get changed, and then the user moves on with the course. It would be very helpful to go to the first slide in that interaction and simply "view from current slide" so that I can test out the 3 slide segment without having to go from the beginning. 

The work around is to put a button on the opening slide that jumps me to that section. No big deal, but since the TOC doesn't show up in the preview, the only other option is to go through the entire scene from the beginning.

I honestly got a little giddy when I saw that fly out menu, but then.... it didn't... :)  I agree that it is handy to view a single slide only, but viewing from current slide forward also has its moments. 


Clint Hudgins

Hi all,

Does anyone know if this feature request is going to make an eventual update this year? It is so troublesome to have to sit through tons of slides and then exit all the way out, fix something, then have to sit through all of the slides again. It would be super beneficial to start "preview mode" on the slide that has been edited.


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Clint,

We don't release our product road map or dates in regards to future updates or new versions, so unfortunately I don't have any additional information to share with you here. The best thing to do is submit the feature request and keep an eye out on updates by following the Word of Mouth Blog or following Articulate on Twitter or Facebook.

Katie Riggio

Thanks for checking in, Andrew!

While this isn't a feature in Storyline as of yet, I've documented the request for this capability with the right team. This discussion is tagged to its report, so if there's any forward movement, everyone here will get an email notification!

One approach you could try is to use the Select dropdown button in Preview to jump ahead to the slide(s) you need to see.


Let me know if that could work in the meantime!

Ren Gomez
Hi Everyone,
Great news! We just released another update for Storyline 360 and included a few important fixes and new features that you'll see in the release notes here.  
The item you'll be interested in is how you can save time by previewing selected scenes or slides! Be sure to check out the article for all the details:
Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for each application. Details here.

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