Screen Sizes in Presenter and Storyline

Jun 02, 2012

I have used Articulate for quite some time and I downloaded and started using Storyline today. However I have a long standing issue with Articulate Presenter and I was disappointed to see the same issue creep into Storyline as well.

Why am I limited to a screen size of 720 x 540?

I am sure that in these days of  HD monitors and smartphones having screen resolutions better than 720 x 540, we owe it to the learners to provide learning experiences that are closer to real life. A screen size of 720 x 540 is a big inconvenience. Consider these cases:

  1. I want to showcase a screenshot of a web page in an Engage Interaction. However the screenshot taken on a 1024 x 768 screen needs to be crunched within the Engage window. Mind you, 1024 x 768 is the second lowest resolution I can get on my monitor which is capable of displaying 1920 x 1080.
  2. If I want to have images in my course why must  I necessarily resize them?

I am sure there are workarounds to these issues and I am open to trying them out. However I would expect someone like Articulate to realize that 720 x 540 is simply too small a screen size and too little real estate for eLearning. 

Sadly, even with Storyline they seem to continue with the trend.

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