Publishing to Word as a .docx

Jan 04, 2016

HI! I looked for information about this topic but didn't find what I needed. I'm using Storyline2 and publishing to Word 2010. I want to publish it as a '.docx' file but it is publishing as a '.doc'. I have my setting in the Word program set to save as a '.docx'. Is there a setting in Storyline that I can set?


8 Replies
Christie Pollick

Hi, Lisa -- Thanks for reaching out and to the best of my knowledge, when Publishing to Word, the only available option is to publish as a .doc. Apologies for any inconvenience, and you are welcome to reach out to our Product Development team with your thoughts or suggestions using this form if you wish. :)

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Karen,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what publishing format you would like to see.

The feature for Word translation has been updated, and I'll share the details below.

In our February 23, 2021 (Build 3.49.24347.0) version, we released an update to this functionality:

New: Word translation is faster, provides more context for translators, and preserves all text formatting, including lists and paragraph spacing. Plus, it uses the modern DOCX format so that you can open files in any DOCX editor, such as Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice.

We are currently on Build 3.56.26145.0 of Storyline 360. You can read all of the details here.

Emerson Collins

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for your response. As you probably know .docx has been in existence since Office 2007. And I realize that you know technology has changed dramatically since 2007. Microsoft is now publishing Office 2021. Windows 10 didn't register the Date Modified on the DOC I updated from Storyline 360 published to Word. Word didn't even register the opening and saving of the file. I think it's about time for Articulate to update Storyline 360 to publish Word documents in a .docx format. At least give us that option. 

I realize we can enter a feature request but this request isn't really a feature but a necessary software upgrade. Please pass this on to whoever can make this happen. 

Thank you very much!


Deb Gyde

Has there been any update to this issue? 

If you can get the Translate function to export as .docx, why is the Publish to Word option not working as well?

This makes it clear that Storyline is not a priority for Articulate and is being to look out of date. With the progress saving issues in Rise, I'm wondering if I have chosen the right authoring tool.  This is not some random feature that users would 'like' - but a necessity especially since we can't publish to PowerPoint either.