Running Studio and Storyline on the same computer

Apr 10, 2013

Are there any identified technical issues with running both products on the same computer?  Since you can incorporate studio files (engage, etc. ) in to storylline, my assumption was they should be fine on the same computer, but we're having trouble getting ppt files to load intro articulate and are testing different scenarios and wondered if this could be the source of the problem?

4 Replies
Peter Anderson

Hi Amy, 

There shouldn't be any issue with running Studio and Storyline on the same machine. In general, making sure that PowerPoint or any of the Studio products are closed when trying to import them into Storyline might help prevent erratic behavior. 

Are you receiving any kind of error message or alert you can share with us? Here are a few helpful tips that might help reduce weird issues as well:

1.  Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 

2. You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).

3.  Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names.

Let us know if any of that helps...

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Katie and Amy,

I run both Studio 13 and Storyline on my computer (Windows 8 and Office 2013) and haven't run into any issues, and I also run Studio 09 in a virtual environment when needed. As Amy mentioned importing from Studio 13 into Storyline is not yet supported, but it's on the roadmap for a future release. 

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