Comparing Articulate Studio '09 and Articulate Studio '13

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The following table compares the features of Articulate Studio '09 and Articulate Studio '13. (Hover over highlighted cells for more information.)

Authoring content

 Studio '09Studio '13
Author content in Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2019 support 
PowerPoint 2016 support 
PowerPoint 2013 support 
SmartArt graphics
Object animations
Text animations: All at once
Text animations: By word 
Text animations: By letter 
Slide Transitions 
Custom slide sizes 
Streamlined UI 

Slide properties

 Studio '09Studio '13
Adavance automatically or by user
Lock slides
Presenter bios
Customize player features for each slide 


 Studio '09Studio '13
Animated GIFs 
Record, import, and edit audio
Record webcam videos
Import pre-encoded video files (MP4, FLV, SWF)
Import any video file
Edit videos
Embed website videos
Create screencasts via Articulate Replay 
Articulate's illustrated and photographic character libraries 
Interactive Flash files
Web content

Screen recording

 Studio '09Studio '13
Capture screencasts and webcam videos simultaneously 
Create video mixes (e.g., picture-in-picture) 
Import video clips 
Record and import audio 
Import images 
Create lower thirds 
Visual timeline 
Publish to MP4 


 Studio '09Studio '13
Number of question types2025
Free-form questions 
Drag-and-drop questions 
Import questions from a spreadsheet or text file 
Custom quiz sizes 
Customizable feedback layers 
Limit number of attempts for quizzes embedded in Articulate Presenter
Limit number of attempts for standalone quizzes 


 Studio '09Studio '13
Number of form-based interaction types1020
Redesigned, modern look 
Custom object colors (markers, periods, layers, arrows) 
Customizable players 

Player customizations

 Studio '09Studio '13
Unified player across all products with consolidated menu 
Prompt to resume
Always resume 
Number of built-in player languages for localization1128
Custom text labels
Custom color schemes
Sidebar (left, right, none)


 Studio '09Studio '13
Fastest publishing 
Publish to Web
Publish to Articulate Online
Publish to LMS
Publish to CD/DVD
Publish to Word
Publish to Podcast 
Publish for Flash
Publish for HTML5 
Publish for the Articulate Mobile Player app 

Help and support

 Studio '09Studio '13
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