Problem with slide numbering in question banks

Aug 03, 2019

I'm using the new slide number feature in Storyline 360 to count questions in a question bank.

So on each slide, I have Question # of 30, where # is the system variable Scene.SlideNumber, displaying in Project (rather than Menu) order. I have all slides excluded except the slide draw itself. But the question numbers are displaying 1,3,5,7 (ie missing even numbers), but then is OK from 8 onwards (displays all numbers). When I get to the end it displays Question 33 from 30, because 2,4 and 6 have been skipped.

Is anyone seeing a similar problem? What am I doing wrong? Articulate - is this a known bug?

13 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Dayn,

I'm trying to recreate this scenario to test it out, and I'm not having much luck. I'd love to take a look at your Storyline project to dig in further. Are you able to share a copy of it with me here in E-Learning Heroes? If you'd prefer to share privately, you can send it to our Support Team here.

Vincent Scoma

Hi Steven,

Thank you for checking in on this issue. While I don't have an update to share, this is still an open issue with our team. I will ensure that your comments are included as our team continues to review this issue! 

In the meantime, Dayn shared a workaround here that I believe will help. We will be sure to reach out to this discussion with any updates we can share! 

Indrani Sen

Hello Ashley,

This is about numbering Quiz slides. We recently switched to Articulate 360.  So, the quiz slides with numbering that worked with Storyline 2 are not working now.  As the quiz questions were set up to be picked up randomly, I used the 'Adjust Variable' method to set it up.  But now it shows up as a blank file.  I will be happy to share the file with you. Thanks


Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Indrani.

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your .story file! 

In Storyline 360, you no longer have to create a variable with a counter to add slide numbers to a question draw. 

You can accomplish it by using the Slide Number feature. Check this out for a step-by-step tutorial:

When using the steps described, it's important to make sure your slide draw is in a separate scene from your other slides, and your first slide in that scene should be your first question. 

I edited your file with that change, and I am attaching it here for you.

Let me know if this works!

Lauren Connelly

Hello everyone!

I wanted to quickly share that we are no longer seeing this bug, Slide Number does not follow order if a Scene includes a Draw from Question Bank and All Slides except the Draw are Excluded in Slide Number, in our latest version of Storyline 360.

I'd recommend using Storyline 360 (Build 3.61.27106.0) or later.

You can reach our Support Team in this discussion or privately in a support case.