Publishing test banks to MS Word

Hello, I am trying to publish a series of test banks to MS word so that they can be distributed (on paper) to technical experts for review.  I discovered that the MS word format is not very user friendly.  My goal was to have ONLY the following information in the word document:

  1. Question number
  2. Question text
  3. Screenshot with possible answers with the correct answer selected.

Well, that was not the case even after I de-selected layers and notes.  The word document contained a data dump from the storyline file with the above info plus the following un-useful data:

  1. feedback when correct
  2. feedback when incorrect
  3. A table that displays the possible answers (This table is not good because many of the selections in the table do not match the selections in the screenshot of the test question).

My questions are:

  • Why are the selected answers in the table not the same as the selected answers in the screenshot?
  • Is there a way to prevent the table from appearing in the word document?
  • Is there a way to quickly delete the tables? Some of the test have over 100 questions and it is very labor intensive to manually delete the tables from each question.

Thanks, Vic

3 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Victor,

Happy to answer your questions!

  • Why are the selected answers in the table not the same as the selected answers in the screenshot? The answers in the table should match the selected answers in the screenshot. However, if you're using Storyline 2, you might be running into a bug where the correct answer is not indicated correctly in the table. Are you using Storyline 2?
  • Is there a way to prevent the table from appearing in the word document? The table will always appear in the word document by default, and there isn't a way to prevent it. 
  • Is there a way to quickly delete the tables? Some of the test have over 100 questions and it is very labor intensive to manually delete the tables from each question. I can see how manually deleting the tables would be a labor intensive process. I can submit a feature request on your behalf for the ability to turn off the tables so they don't appear in the Word document at all. 
Victor Madison

Thanks Alyssa for your quick reply (as always).  I am using Storyline 2.   I assumed there was a bug in Storyline 2 that was fixed in later versions.  Too bad there is not current method to turn off the tables as I can see no useful purpose for showing them.  As this is likely a personal issue, I don't think a feature request is warranted.  I have published thousands of test questions at this stage, so I am stuck with the manually deleting the tables.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Victor,

It does seem that we have an open issue in Storyline 2 where the correct answers are not indicated on the publish to Word file. This is fixed in Storyline 3 and Storyline 360, so if that feature is crucial for you, it may be worth looking at your upgrade options. You can take a look at the trial of Articulate 360 here! 

If the manual deletion strategy works for you, you'd also be good to use that going forward.