Comparing Articulate Storyline 1 and Articulate Storyline 2

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The following table compares the features of Articulate Storyline 1 and Articulate Storyline 2.

Authoring Content

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Streamlined interface with form/slide view toggle 
Undockable/redockable panels 
Adjustable interface language 
Custom slide sizes
Section 508 support

Text Editor

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Supports all languages
Superior handling of right-to-left text 
New WYSIWYG text editor 
Publishes crisper text 
Supports ligatures in OpenType fonts 
Supports em dashes, en dashes, ellipses, and smart quotes 
Supports custom bullets and numbering 
Supports custom spacing for characters, lines, and paragraphs 

Animations and Transitions

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Entrance animations515
Exit animations515
Motion paths 
Animation painter 
Slide transitions2043

Interactive Objects

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Slide layers
Object states
Timeline-based triggers 
Data-entry fields
Scrolling panels
Mouse cursors


 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Record, import, and edit audio
Record, import, and edit videos
Supports uncompressed videos in published output 
Native screen recording
Software simulations
Articulate's illustrated and photographic character libraries
Interactive Flash files
Web content

Quizzes and Interactions

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Create custom interactions
25 question types
Drag-and-drop questions
Import questions from a spreadsheet or text file 
Supports negative scoring for wrong answers 
Calculate total score from multiple quizzes in the same course


 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Import Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
Import Articulate Studio '09 content
Import Articulate Studio '13 content 
Import Articulate Storyline 1 content
Import Articulate Storyline 2 content 


 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Customizable player
Option to make the seekbar read-only (non-interactive) 
Temporarily disable or hide navigation buttons with states and triggers 
Reverse previous/next buttons for right-to-left languages 


 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Flash output
HTML5 output
Articulate Mobile Player output
iOS support
Android support 
SCORM 2004
Tin Can APIVersion 0.9Version 1.0

Pricing and Support

 Storyline 1Storyline 2
Discounted pricing when upgrading from Articulate Storyline 1 
Access to the industry's best community and support