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Adam Cannon

In some preliminary testing, I created a file in 360 and included video, icons, characters and stock images from the content library. Then I saved it and closed 360. I then went to open it in SL3, expecting to see the error messages that were referenced in this thread. Instead it opened just fine, I could still see and work with the assets from the content library (though I couldn't access the CL to get more). Is that just because I have both 360 and 3 running on the same system?

Justin Grenier

Hi Adam!

Right now Storyline 3 and Storyline 360 have feature parity, but since Articulate 360 is continuously updated, and Storyline 3 will not be, that won’t always be the case. Articulate 360 users will always get new features as soon as they’re available, and that means there will definitely be some projects that won’t be editable in Storyline 3.

Content library assets will work in Storyline 3 if you’ve inserted them in Storyline 360.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Steve, 

You may also want to check out this table to see how Storyline 3 compares to Storyline 1, Storyline 2, and Storyline 360. As Jake mentioned, Storyline 3 is the same as Storyline 360 but without Articulate 360 subscription features, such as Content Library and Articulate Review. This means you can open Storyline 3 and Storyline 360 projects interchangeably, which is great when you’re collaborating with other Storyline users. 

As Storyline 360 continues to evolve, there will be new features that exist only in Storyline 360. This means you won’t be able to open Storyline 360 projects in Storyline 3 if they include new features specific to Storyline 360. You’ll still be able to open Storyline 360 projects in Storyline 3 if they don’t have Storyline 360–specific features, and you’ll always be able to open Storyline 3 projects in Storyline 360.

Marcos Dutra

I´m experiencing huge problems with handling of videos. Already lost three days of work.
I never had problems with videos on Storyline 1, but now I am experiencing:
- frequent freezing of the app
- videos , even small 3 Mb ones, take forever to play,
- the scrubbing indicator in the timeline does not keep up with the playing.
- app crashes when I try to edit video.
- CD output wont play.

 I wonder if anyone else is experiencing these problems. 

Jake Hurt

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this:

We have black text in the notes, on a white background. Sometimes in the publish all the notes text is white. To turn it back black we need to 'retell' one slides notes that it is black.

We only need to do it to one slide to turn them all back.

Bit of an odd one!


Tess Richardson

Like Mary, I was thrilled too! But I am having issues with my computer locking up since installing SL3. It happens both while running SL3 and at any point after closing it. I am running in Win 8.1, and working on a short course imported from SL2.

I would like to try an uninstall/reinstall. Can anyone tell me if my serial number will still work for the reinstall (on the same machine) or will I have to get it reset by Articulate?

Wendy Farmer

Hi Sav

SL3 is not backwards compatible with SL2. Storyline 2 cannot read files edited in Storyline 3.

Storyline 3 uses a different file format than Storyline 2.  When you open an SL2 course in SL3 it makes an "SL2 Backup" file and then creates a new file that can be read in SL3,  just like it does in the transition from Storyline 1 to 2. So while SL3 can import SL2 files, SL2 cannot read SL3 files.