Screen recording pan in Try Mode

May 28, 2014


Forgive me if this question is elsewhere.  The search function doesn't seem to be working here as it yields no results to every search term I've tried.

When a screen recording is inserted in Try Mode, it is sized to fit the story size -- is that correct?  There is no way to pan across a screen recording that is wider than the story size?

If so, then a way to make a part of the screen more readable would be to insert a zoom region, right?  I've looked at the tutorial about creating a pan effect using multiple zoom regions.  The question is whether this can be done across slides as generated by Storyline when inserting a screen recording in "Try Mode."  I've played around with it, and it doesn't seem work, but I want to know if I'm missing something.

Thank you~


1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Susan,

You're absolutely correct. When you insert either type of step-by-step recording, that becomes the background of your slide. It's not adjustable.

However, what you could do is take a screenshot or create an image of that background (unless you want to insert separate frames from a single video recording) and then apply/use the Zoom Region tool on that image.

Also, sorry about the trouble with the search feature! No doubt the search feature on the forums could definitely use a helping hand - we're hoping that the next version of the forums will have a more user-friendly search feature. 

In the meantime, however, I personally recommend using Google instead. If you use a specific string "", you can narrow the search results for a specific domain. For example, you could search for "Storyline Try Mode Recordings". Using that search, you'll actually see a lot of pretty helpful threads.

I hope this helps!



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