Text boxes in PowerPoint converting to pictures in Storyline

May 18, 2021

Hello, does anyone have advice on how to stop text boxes within my PowerPoint turning into picture boxes in storyline once the PowerPoint has been imported? Thanks. 

3 Replies
Lauren Connelly

Hello Rachel!

I'm happy to help! Objects like SmartArt Graphics and Non-Native Shapes will be imported as graphics from PowerPoints into Storyline 360. Here's more information about how each object renders in Storyline 360.

Are you importing the PowerPoint into Storyline 360 or copying the PowerPoint slides into Storyline 360? Here's more information on how to import PowerPoints into Storyline 360.

I'm happy to take a look at your project if you want to attach it to this discussion. If you feel more comfortable sharing the file privately, here's my direct link.

Steve Hazelton

It happens when you import slides as well. I have found that it happens most often when the PPT slide has lots of text, small font size, side by side text boxes, or text boxes and graphics combined. This is one I brought in yesterday - the title came through as text and everything else is one image. I usually "un-pretty" the PPT slides so that the text is big enough to come across and then re-format it in Storyline.