9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mollie,

The new features such as Text to Speech is only available for Storyline 360 right now and is not slated for inclusion in Storyline 3.

Since Storyline 360 is part of Articulate 360, which is an annual subscription service, it’ll provide you with continuous feature updates to Storyline (unlike Storyline 3).

Storyline 3 continues to be supported and has received a few new features since it's release such as:

  • Structure text with tables
  • Create and edit closed captions right in Storyline 3. 
  • Storyline 3 now supports XLIFF 1.2 and 2.0, which work with more translation tools and give translators more information.

We'll be certain to let folks know if there are other new features added to Storyline 3, and we'll also keep you posted on bug updates too.

Let me know if you need anything else! 

Darrell McElmurry

Do you know of 3rd party developers for characters that can be used in Storyline 3?  Aside from creating my own characters I'm sure there must be content providers around that can make character sets for purchase..  BTW: our organization size precludes the Articulate 360 subscription fee.  It would be great to have this access to content, but at the cost of not having Storyline 3, we choose to go ahead with Storyline 3 to have the editing capabilities.  At the time the character set was for sale was it not?  Why not  make real options for customers and provide a work around to a limited character base?

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Darrell,

We used to sell a separate set of photographic characters, and with Content Library as a part of Articulate 360, we stopped selling additional characters. If you had previously used those characters with Storyline 1 or 2, you'd still have access to them within Storyline 3. 

As for 3rd party developers, I know I've seen a lot of examples shared by Jerson Campos, whose pretty active here in the ELH community. 

Let us know if you need anything else! 

Gillian Wilson
Mollie McCormick

Thanks, I'm familiar with 360. Someone should be aware that some have security reasons that require use of SL 3 and there's quite a large population for whom this is a reality.

Sent by telepathetic waves

Has there been any update to this? It's been two years and I still can't find any text to speech capabilities that have been added to Storyline3, the support of which seems to be disappearing. I can't access things I used to be able to (character packs for example). I'm in the same boat where the security requirements of my agency preclude the use of 360 at this time. Is there any hope those of us required to stick with S3 will ever get text to speech?