Slide Order

Hello Heroes.

I am curious if anyone is experiencing a problem with slides changing order within Storyline. It has been plaguing me more and more recently. I will have a series of slides that follow a logical order, but the next time I open the project I find that the slide numbers have changed and the content is reordered. We can't manually change slide numbers and so therefore I have to fix it by changing the triggers from "next slide" to whatever Storyline has renumbered the slide to. Just wondering if I'm alone with this issue.

16 Replies
Peter Anderson

Hey Matt, 

Sorry, that doesn't sound quite right and I haven't heard of it happening before. Just to be sure, are you working from your local drive, rather than a network or USB drive? Anything else unusual happening within your story file? If you'd like, we'd be happy to take a closer look at it. Please submit a case, including your .story file, using this link so our support team can assist you further.



Judith Blackbourn

My slides haven't moved lately, but i find it difficult to change the order of my slides when I want to. I can't seem to do that in the Normal view, but have to go the Story view.

It would be great to have a slide sorter, like PPT has, so you can review and change the order of the slides more easily!

susanne flynn

Hi Peter,

I have been looking at older posts and was reading about using the menu in player. I tried that and while not a great fix, it works. I agree with another poster, it would be good if Storyline has a slide sorter like PPT or if the slides were easier to drag and drop in story view.

So I think I am good for now. Thanks!!!

Sally Ellis

Hi folks - read the replies to this one with interest. I am having the same issue. I also read the fix in the player options - did that but still irks that it doesn't appear in logical sequence in story view. Tried to drag and drop to relocate the slides in story view but no luck, as the slide simply 'bounces' back to original position. Obviously this creates an issue with numbering and progression. Help!

Dava Millar

I am having the issue that when I change the order of the slides, they retain the same slide number. So if I have decided to move a slide to another position I can get it to stay by a trigger, but when I publish the scene in word it publishes to the original order of the slides, which now means that they are out of order content wise but they are nuberically sequential Since once a slide has a number no matter where you move it, the slide retains that number.  When you look at it, the slides appear out of order.

Absolutely frustrated.