Slides Out of Order

Oct 24, 2023

Hello everyone,

I've recently started using Storyline again after about four years and have run into a problem I'm not sure how it happened or how to resolve. I apologize if this has been discussed previously, I could not find an article that addresses my issue specifically.

Attached is a screenshot as well as my source file I am working with. It is causing problems when I preview and I haven't even tried publishing yet.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Oh, and my version is 3.80.31058.0

5 Replies
Daniel Canaveral

Not difficult at all! It's simply a matter of creating new scenes by pressing the dedicated "New Scene" button under the Home tab, and then cutting and pasting your set of slides into the new scenes. You'll find this is a great way to organize your courses going forward 😊

Judy Nollet


In STORY VIEW and in the Scenes panel, Storyline displays the slides based on how they are connected. For example, in a completely linear course, the slides all appear in one straight line, and the numbers are sequential. When a course branches, the program does what it can to represent that branching. 

Your slides seem to be out of order because your triggers branch in various ways.

  • For example, slide 1.35 appears under slide 1.45.

  • They appear that way because slide 1.45 has a trigger that jumps to 1.35 when the timeline ends. 

As Daniel pointed out, putting related slides into different scenes can simplify the layout.

Bottom line: The slide layout that the program shows can give a helpful overview of how the course flows. Ultimately, the slide numbers don't matter. What matters are the triggers that connect them.