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Cody Salinas

Hi, Beth.

I adjust the story size resolution based on the type of tool or training I'm deploying.

For instance, if I build an interactive web-reference tool and want the tool to resemble a fully-functioning site, I adjust the resolution to 1280 x 1024 to match our employees' monitor resolution.

Conversely, if I include several videos in the course, I adjust the story size to 1280 x 720 to compliment the widescreen HD video format.

It ultimately depends on the content you're deploying and the monitors on which the majority of the users will view the content.

 

Emily Ruby

Hello Beth!

Welcome to the community! The default size for Articulate Storyline projects is 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high. If you needed a different story size for each project it would need to be changed each time. You could save a template file with the update size, then just import that when you start a new file.

Adam Hain

Hi Cody,

Have you tried 1920x1080?  I was curious how it compares to 720.  I usually set the player to fill browser window and fill the screen anyway, so no matter what the device it fills the screen. I also usually use the storyline default size. 

However, I am looking for an all purpose resolution to use in Storyline and Studio and am considering just going with 1920 x 1080 for everything in the whole course - including all photoshop mockups/storyboards etc.  I could choose any resolution though.  I just want them to be the same in all platforms especially Studio/Storyline.

 

Thanks!

-Adam 

Cody Salinas

Hey, Adam.

I haven't used 1920 x 1080 yet, but I suspect I'll be doing so in the coming months. The monitors here are all high resolution, and many people use Macbook Pros with 4K resolution. I think going with full HD resolution nowadays is smart, and you can fit way more onto the canvas and make use of the larger real estate.

Jean-Philippe Côté
Adam Hain

Great, thanks for the response! I'll be testing the resolution out to see how it adjusts to mobile devices as well.  I'll let you know if I find any issues.  

So, how'd that turn out?

I'm reformatting all my projects to 16:9 ratio, and was hesitating between the stock 720x405 or going full HD with 1920x1080.

Tom English

This is the best thread for Storyline 360 Storyline Size Setup.

I'll re-enforce what has already been said, use a size of 1920x1080 for best SCORM output results. This is regardless of what content you originate with. If you are using PowerPoint slides, both, 4:3 and 16:9 will import great, with excellent clarity.

Bert Snow

I have a few questions on story size:

What are pros and cons of using a higher resolution story size?  I'm thinking of going to 1024x768, or maybe 1440x1080. (I want to keep 4x3 aspect)

Pros: Are bitmap images sharper?  I assume text and vectors render to screen res?  

Cons: The player will size to the device, right?  including lower res devices (say chromebooks).

If the story size is higher rez, will  file size for bitmaps be larger?  Can this become a performance issue if you're using lots of bitmaps?  

thanks!

Tommy Borgelin Bredesen
Tom English

This is the best thread for Storyline 360 Storyline Size Setup.

I'll re-enforce what has already been said, use a size of 1920x1080 for best SCORM output results. This is regardless of what content you originate with. If you are using PowerPoint slides, both, 4:3 and 16:9 will import great, with excellent clarity.

This.
Modern tablets and phones are based around 16:9 HD, and PC-users have bigger and bigger screens. 1080i/p seems to me to be the best resolution to avoid pixelation when viewing courses at larger monitors, and will "future-proof" your courses until 4K will be the norm (which probably would be a waste on smartphones due to the small screen).

Joe Tansengco

Hello Karim, 

Would you mind sharing a copy of your Storyline (*.story) project file with us here so I can take a look at your image files? The slide size of your course matches the resolution of your images, so we do not expect the images to get blurry in that scenario. Here's our article on best practices to achieve the highest quality for media files: 

Storyline 360: Best Practices for High Quality Images and Videos

If you feel more comfortable sharing your project file in private, you can reach out to our support team here to create a case. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!