Storyline 1: Creating a New Project

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There are several ways to begin a new Storyline project from scratch:

  • Click the Articulate button in the upper-left corner and choose New.
  • Or, on the Storyline launch screen, click New project.
  • Or, open Storyline and press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.

Storyline will begin a brand-new story, containing just a single empty slide. Initially, you'll see the slide in Story View. If you want to switch to Normal View, where you can add and customize your slide content, just double-click the slide thumbnail.

About Your Project's Story Size

When you begin a new project, its size will default to 720 pixels wide by 540 pixels high. You can change that if you like, and now's the best time to do it—before you add anything to your slides. Otherwise, when you change the size, objects on your slides might need to be rearranged or resized in order to look right with the new size.

To find out how to change your project's story size, check out the tutorial called Choosing a Story Size.

Start a Project by Recording a Screencast or Importing Slides from Other Sources

On the Storyline launch screen, you can choose any of the following:

The links above will guide you through the steps for each option.