Now that you know how to create interactive software simulations in Storyline, you’re ready to learn how to use the action fine-tuning editor to edit those simulations.

Watch this video to learn about the action fine-tuning editor, then follow the activities below to practice.

Practice Activities:

  1. Open the Action Fine-Tuning Editor
  2. Adjust the Start and End Frames for the Current Slide
  3. Edit Other Slides Without Closing the Action Fine-Tuning Editor

Practice Activity: Open the Action Fine-Tuning Editor

  1. Open the project file you created in the previous tutorial on recording interactive simulations.
  2. Select a slide in your simulation that includes an animation or hover state you want to adjust.
  3. Right-click the slide and choose Action Fine Tuning from the shortcut menu that appears. When the editor opens, proceed to the next activity.

Practice Activity: Adjust the Start and End Frames for the Current Slide

  1. Drag the starting and ending markers along the timeline until you've selected the clip you want to keep. The preview area will change as you move the starting and ending markers so you can see the changes you’re making.


    For even greater precision, select Update Start Frame or Update End Frame in the lower left corner, then click the Previous Frame and Next Frame buttons to move the starting/ending point along the timeline one frame at a time.

  2. Use the play/pause button to preview what the slide will look like with your changes.
  3. If you want to undo the changes you made, click Reset Original Timing in the lower right corner.
  4. If you don't need to edit any other slides, click OK to close the editor. If you want to edit other slides without closing and reopening the editor, proceed to the next activity.

Practice Activity: Edit Other Slides Without Closing the Action Fine-Tuning Editor

  1. To fine tune other slides without closing and reopening the editor, use the drop-down list at the top of the window to select another slide or click Previous Slide/Next Slide.

  2. When you're finished, click OK to close the editor.

Click the Preview drop-down arrow on the ribbon and choose This Scene to test your interactive software simulation with the edits you just made.

Summary

You've learned how to use the action fine-tuning editor to edit interactive software simulations. To learn more about editing software simulations, see these user guides:

In the next tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the accessibility features in Storyline to help learners with disabilities interact with your courses.