Storyline 1 User Guide

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This user guide shows you how to use every feature of Storyline 1, so you can create beautiful e-learning courses with simulations, screen recordings, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzes, and much more.

Getting Started

  1. Creating a New Project
  2. Choosing a Story Size

Working with the Storyline Interface

  1. Using Story View
  2. Using Normal View
  3. Changing the Zoom Level
  4. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. Setting Storyline Options

Working with Slides and Layers

  1. Inserting New Slides
  2. Using and Creating Templates
  3. Using Basic Layouts
  4. Adjusting Slide Properties
  5. Working with Layers

Importing Slides from Other Sources

  1. Importing Slides from PowerPoint
  2. Importing Slides from Quizmaker
  3. Importing Engage Interactions
  4. Importing Slides from Another Storyline Project

Working with Quiz Slides

  1. Inserting and Customizing Quiz Slides
  2. Adding Graded Questions and Survey Questions
  3. Adding Freeform Quiz Questions
  4. Drag-and-Drop Questions
  5. Pick-One Questions
  6. Pick-Many Questions
  7. Text-Entry Questions
  8. Hotspot Questions
  9. Shortcut-Key Questions

Using Question Banks

  1. Understanding Question Banks
  2. Creating and Editing Question Banks
  3. Drawing Slides from Question Banks

Working with Result Slides

  1. Adding Result Slides
  2. Limiting Quiz Attempts
  3. Submitting Answers All at Once
  4. Confirming That Users Are Ready to Submit Their Answers

Working with Pictures, Screenshots, and Characters

  1. Adding Pictures
  2. Adding Screenshots
  3. Adding Characters
  4. Editing Characters
  5. Adjusting Properties for Pictures, Screenshots, and Characters

Working with Shapes, Captions, and Text Boxes

  1. Drawing Shapes
  2. Adding Captions, Chat Clouds, and Thought Clouds
  3. Adding Text Boxes
  4. Inserting Symbols
  5. Inserting Variable References
  6. Adjusting Properties for Shapes, Captions, and Text Boxes

Working with Text

  1. Customizing Text Attributes
  2. Customizing Paragraph Attributes
  3. Using the Find and Replace Feature
  4. Translating Courses
  5. Using the Clipboard

Formatting, Sizing, and Positioning Objects

  1. Applying Quick Styles
  2. Using the Format Shape/Format Picture Window
  3. Fill Formatting
  4. Line Color Formatting
  5. Line Style Formatting
  6. Shadow Formatting
  7. Picture Formatting
  8. Text Box Formatting
  9. Ordering, Grouping, Sizing, and Positioning Your Objects
  10. Using the Size and Position Window
  11. Setting Your Grid, Guide, and Ruler Preferences

Working with Zoom Regions

  1. Inserting a Zoom Region
  2. Creating a Panning Effect

Adding and Editing Media

  1. Adding Videos
  2. Editing Videos
  3. Adjusting Video Properties
  4. Adding Flash Files
  5. Adding Sound
  6. Editing Sound
  7. Using the Sound Tools
  8. Adding Web Objects
  9. Editing Web Objects

Adding and Editing Screen Recordings

  1. Inserting and Customizing Screen Recordings
  2. Adding Screen Recordings
  3. Inserting or Deleting Screen Recordings
  4. Editing Screen Recordings
  5. Exporting Screen Recordings

Adding Interactive Objects

  1. Adding Triggers
  2. Adding Buttons
  3. Adding Button Sets
  4. Adding Hotspots
  5. Adding Markers
  6. Adding Data-Entry Fields
  7. Adding Scrolling Panels
  8. Adding Mouse Cursors
  9. Adding Hyperlinks
  10. Converting an Existing Slide to a Freeform Interaction

Working with Variables

  1. Understanding Variables
  2. Adding True/False Variables
  3. Adding Text Variables
  4. Adding Number Variables
  5. Building a Simple Counter
  6. Evaluating Text Variables

Timeline, States, and Notes

  1. Using the Timeline
  2. Adding and Editing States
  3. Adding Slide Notes

Applying Animations and Slide Transitions

  1. Adding Entrance and Exit Animations
  2. Syncing Animations
  3. Adding Transitions to Slides and Layers

Customizing Your Course Design

  1. Using Themes
  2. Working with Theme Colors
  3. Working with Theme Fonts
  4. Applying a Background Design
  5. Using Slide Masters
  6. Using Feedback Masters

Customizing the Storyline Player

  1. Working with the Player
  2. Choosing Player Features
  3. Customizing the Player Menu
  4. Attaching Resources to the Player
  5. Adding a Glossary to the Player
  6. Changing the Player Colors and Font
  7. Changing the Player's Text Labels
  8. Changing the Browser Settings and Player Size
  9. Changing the Player's Resume Behavior
  10. Enabling Right-to-Left Language Support
  11. Saving Your Player or Switching to a Different One

Previewing and Publishing Your Project

  1. Previewing Your Project
  2. Publishing a Project for Web
  3. Publishing a Project for Articulate Online
  4. Publishing a Project for LMS
  5. Publishing a Project for CD or Another Local Source
  6. Publishing a Project for Word
  7. Publishing a Project for iPad or HTML5