scenes numbering

May 16, 2012


I'm currently working on a project with lot of scenes. These scenes seems to be numbering in a default (creating) order. Is it possible to change this numbering to have a linear presentation?<

Example : my "starting scene" have an "13." Can it be just "1." ?

87 Replies
Jamie Morgan

Yeah, I wish it had drag & drop capability for the scenes & it would renumber them accordingly.

If you have branching on a slide to multiple scenes, the scenes will typically appear below it in the story view. The order they appear below it is based on the layering within the branched slide. For example, if they are layered 2, 4, 3, 5 in the branched slide - they will appear 2, 4, 3, 5 from left to right below it. Simply change the layering to be 2, 3, 4, 5 & the scenes will rearrange below it.

That was the "meat & potatoes" of Dave's explanation.

Gerry Wasiluk

Bruce Graham said:

Dave Anderson posted a solution / (explanation) to this in the Beta forum, but I cannot find it.

It is one of the more infuriating features of Storyline


Actually, and this may be a very minority position   but a number is just a number is just a number. 

What difference does it make what the scene number is since the learner does not see this.  As long as the path(s) through the course works properly that's the important thing.

Hiding now, preparing to be barraged . . . 

R Adam

I'm not really understanding. I'm my case, I need scenes who calls next scenes at the end. But the "next scene" is not the one I want. I don't have button on my slide. The navigation is based on the next button or the end of slides. I really need a good numbering because we are 3 peoples to work on differents parts and we want to import all these part in a master project. With 60 scenes, it can be helpful to get a good numbering.

David Anderson

Hi Remi -

I totally understand (now) what you're asking about.

Basically, the order in which you create your scenes--by default--determines the scene order when using "next scene" trigger for the next button.

You can get around that by selecting and cutting your scenes to the clipboard and pasting the scenes in the order you want. Here's a quick overview of how that works:

Debbie Fowler

That's what I have trouble with - I may only have one scene and may have moved some slides around in my timeline but because I originally created them in a different order it still has them numbered the original way - so when I go to print to word it throws everything out of order and I have to go in and manually re-arrange them. This is a big problem for me since that's how my work gets approved. Is there a way to force that number to change so this doesn't happen?

Anne Wierum

Hi, I have seen a few recordings on how to get your screens in order in story view when you have several triggers on one slide  -- and I have made sure all my triggers are in the order in which I want them and on the timeline as well. However, in Story View, it stills reads left to right 9, 8, 7, etc. instead of 2, 3, 4, etc. See screenshots below. 

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