Slide resolution

I’m accustomed to preparing images at 960x720 pixels for PowerPoint and Presenter. I notice that the slide size in Storyline defaults to 720x540. Is that something that can be adjusted? If so, is it a good idea? If not, is it best to resample images to 720x540 with Photoshop, rather than shrinking them 75% in Storyline to fit in the slide?

16 Replies
Steve Flowers

The proportions are what plays well on the iPad. Part of the trade-off for those dimensions enables the side menu to appear and still fit on a 1024x768 screen. You can actually squeeze out a few more pixels (40 pixels or so on each axis) and still look great on the iPad and fit into the 1024x768 footprint. 

I've been aiming many of my recent outputs at 960 x 720 (960x540 is 16:9) without a side menu. 960x720 fits perfectly on the iPad. 960x640 (splitting the difference) letterboxes a little bit.

You can rescale your graphics inside of Storyline if you like. The publish process rescales to an efficient output. It seems to do a pretty good job. 

Ethan Bonet

I'm confused. Is there any way to actually increase the resolution of the articulate storyline before export.  I want to fit more graphics on my slides and am unable to due to the restrictions created by the default settings.  I have found where I can export the project but are there any settings for the editor?

Nancy Woinoski

Sharon Doyle said:

OK - so I can set the slide resolution to what I want, but will it still be published at 720 by 540? If so, what is the point of increasing the slide resolution?


If you click on the Design tab and then select Story Size Setup, you can change the height and width dimensions of your project to whatever you want and the published output will be the size you specified. From experience it is best to set the size at the beginning of the project before you start to build content because the content does not always scale up or down perfectly if you do it after the fact.

Anne Pead

Is the 960x540 ratio the optimum with the side menu and 960x720 optimum without side menu? Sorry, just trying to clarify what Steve was saying.

Steve Flowers said:

I've been aiming many of my recent outputs at 960 x 720 (960x540 is 16:9) without a side menu. 960x720 fits perfectly on the iPad. 960x640 (splitting the difference) letterboxes a little bit.

Hans Dulpers

Thanks, but do you know how to fix my iPhone problem? When I play my video on an iPhone, it shows the videos fullscreen but the images appear tiny. Do you know what's causing this? Or should I start a new topic for this?

The URL to my video: 

http://kempenvt.roccloud.nl/videoklein2/story_html5.html

And if you cannot use HTML5:

http://kempenvt.roccloud.nl/videoklein2/story.html

Vigneshwaran Madhavan

Hi,

I have developed custom frame using Articulate Storyline SDK, due to resolution conflict the output was cropped L

I have used resolution for custom frame stage size as 980*640 and movieclip size for slideContainer as 950*480. The story size as slideContainer value i.e.  950*480. In the output the custom frame footer navigation get cropped L

Anyone know what could be the problem