Publish your Storyline 360 project for Microsoft Word when you need a printable version of your course. It’s a convenient way to distribute handouts, provide a transcript for accessibility purposes, or share content with a reviewer.

  1. Enter Title, Description, and Folder Location
  2. Choose the Document Properties
  3. Publish

Step 1: Enter Title, Description, and Folder Location

  1. Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Publish.
  2. When the Publish window appears, select the Word tab on the left.

  3. Enter the Title the way you want it to appear in your Word document. (If you have a title placeholder on the first slide, the title defaults to the text entered in that title placeholder. If you don't have a title placeholder on the first slide, the title defaults to the name of your project file. You can change the title of your Word document here without affecting the name of your project file or the title placeholder on the first slide.) The maximum length for a project title is 80 characters; the maximum length for each output folder name is eight words.
  4. Click the ellipsis button (...) beside the title field to define additional project information, such as the author, duration, and version number. Currently, this information is for your reference only. It won’t be visible in your published Word document.
  5. Use the Description field to define the purpose of your course. It won't appear in your published output.
  6. Use the Folder field to choose where you want to publish your course—for example, your computer desktop. Click the ellipsis button (...) to browse to a location. Storyline will create a new folder in that spot with the published Word document.

    Important: Always publish to your local hard drive. Publishing to a network drive or a USB drive can cause problems with your published output due to latency.

Step 2: Choose the Document Properties

In the Properties section, choose from the following formatting options:

Show layers

When you publish to Word, the resulting document will have a screenshot of each slide's base layer by default.

If you also want to include a screenshot of the other layers associated with each slide, mark this box.

Layer screenshots will appear after the associated base layer in the Word document.

Mark the box to "Show layers" if you want to include screenshots of layers in your published Word document.

Show slide notes

If you've added notes to your Storyline slides, you can include those notes in your Word document by marking this box. Notes text will appear below the screenshot of each slide's base layer in the Word document.

Screenshot size

This determines the size of the slide and layer screenshots in your Word document. Choose Medium or Large.

Choose medium or large screenshots for your published Word document.

Step 3: Publish

When you're finished making selections, click the Publish button. When the publishing process is complete, you’ll see the Publish Successful window with several follow-up options.

View Document

This opens your Word document, so you can view, edit, and print it.


This opens a new email message with a zipped copy of your Word document attached.


This opens a window where you can enter your FTP credentials and transfer your output to a server.


This creates a zipped version of your Word document in the same location where you published the course.


This opens a file viewer where you can see the Word document that Storyline just created.