Publishing Word format in Landscape vs Portrait

Apr 25, 2023


Is there a setting that can be adjusted to publish my project in MS Word in Landscape? The majority of my development is done with my project settings to create content in landscape mode, yet when I publish it in Word, it publishes in Portrait mode. This makes no sense to me. If the content is created in Landscape it should publish in MS Word in landscape. It is a constant request from my clients. I waste so much time reformatting word documents. Help!!!!

3 Replies
Steven Benassi

Hi Theresa!

Unfortunately, we cannot specify the orientation of the Word document when publishing a Storyline 360 course to Word.

However, when testing it out on my end I was able to switch the orientation from the top ribbon (layout -> orientation -> portrait & landscape) with minimal effort/time.

Please let me know if you have any more questions!


Theresa Ainsworth

Ok, so follow up question, I know how to change it over from Portrait to Landscape, I guess a better question would be, is it possible to program it so that it has page breaks between slides? I have different functional areas that want to look at different parts of the training. I have to end up moving it to landscape and putting pagebreaks after each slide and moving content down to another page to get all the info for the same slide on the same page. It would be great if content for a new slide started on a new page. It is really painful on 200 page Word docs. Most of my trainings are huge and have multiple contributors. 

Steven Benassi

Hi Theresa!

Thanks for sharing the feedback! I was testing this out on my end and one workaround I found success with was to add blank slides in between slides with content in my Storyline course:

After opening the course in Word, I switched the layout from portrait to landscape and it has placed each slide on its own page.

I would also defer to our knowledgeable community members who might be able to offer alternative solutions or workarounds for you!