Storyline 3: System Requirements

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Here are the minimum system requirements for authoring and viewing Articulate Storyline 3 courses.

Hardware for Authoring Courses

CPU

2 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)

Memory

2 GB minimum

Available Disk Space

1 GB minimum

Display

1,280 x 800 screen resolution or higher

Multimedia

Sound card, microphone, and webcam for recording narration and video

Software for Authoring Courses

Operating System

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later with Parallels Desktop 7+ or VMware Fusion 4+

.NET Runtime

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later (gets installed if not present)

Visual C++

Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (gets installed if not present)

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later

Compatibility and Integrations

Backward Compatibility

Storyline 1 projects can be upgraded to Storyline 3, but Storyline 3 projects can’t be opened or edited with Storyline 1.

Storyline 2 projects can be upgraded to Storyline 3, but Storyline 3 projects can’t be opened or edited with Storyline 2.

Storyline 3 and Storyline 360 projects can be opened interchangeably, except when a Storyline 360 project file has features that are exclusive to Storyline 360. Details here.

Importing Content

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010-2019 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Office 365 (desktop apps only) Mac users: Office apps must be installed in your Windows environment.

Articulate Presenter '09, '13, or 360

Articulate Quizmaker '09, '13, or 360

Articulate Engage '09, '13, or 360

Publishing to Word

Microsoft Word 2010-2019 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Office 365 (desktop apps only)

Translation

Microsoft Word 2010-2019 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Office 365 (desktop apps only)

Browsers and Mobile Apps for Viewing Published Courses

Most Storyline 3 features work in HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player output. Details here.

HTML5

Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

Flash

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later plus any of these web browsers:

Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Articulate Mobile Player

Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 10 or later on iPad

Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.4 or later (optimized for tablets)

CD

Internet Explorer 11 must be installed.

Required Browser Settings for Viewing Published Courses

HTML5

JavaScript must be enabled for published courses to work.

Font downloads must be enabled to see the correct fonts and characters.

When using Internet Explorer, turn off Compatibility View for sites where your courses are hosted.

Flash

JavaScript must be enabled for published courses to work.

When using Internet Explorer, turn off Compatibility View for sites where your courses are hosted.

Accessibility in Published Courses

Screen Reader

HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version) Firefox users might need to upgrade JAWS.

Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Accessibility Guidelines

Storyline 3 output supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA and Revised Section 508 standards. Click here for a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®).