Rearranging Scenes

Aug 18, 2016

I am just learning to use Storyline, and I can't seem to find any way to rearrange (move around) individual scenes in Story View. Is it possible to move (rearrange) them? If not, how can I change the assigned numerical order of the scenes to change their order?

14 Replies
Walt Hamilton

The flow of your program is controlled by the triggers, not by StoryView.
Although Storyview drives our OCD friends  to the brink of despair, remember: WHAT YOU SEE IN STORYVIEW IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO PROGRAM FLOW DETERMINATION. It is merely a visual representation of how the triggers are set up.

 There is VERY little about program flow that you can change from StoryView. If you want to change program flow, find and change the triggers that control it.

However, if you just can't live with the way things are in StoryView, this generally works. Cut a scene, then paste it where it belongs,  and its number will be changed. This works best after a save and complete close of SL.

Just a warning: doing this will NOT change anything about the order in which the user sees the slides and scenes.

C. J. Smith

Barbara's comment above was useful... I rearranged the slides using copy/paste so the scenes will be in the order and print correctly. Its also good to have them in order for SME review in 360 because they get numbered in order by scene. I don't program all the triggers until I am close to a final product because content tends to shift as it all comes together. Especially since I have 3 SMEs with differing opinions. 

Kelly Auner

Hi, Lori!

Thanks for reaching out and I'm happy to help troubleshoot.

Are you trying to rearrange scenes in your Storyline 360 course? You can achieve this in Story View, by selecting a scene and clicking the Index drop-down arrow to change the number. Storyline 360 then instantly renumbers the scenes.

I hope this helps! If you need additional assistance or would like to share your file with our team, you can upload it here or privately in a support case, and we'll delete it from our systems once troubleshooting is complete!