Presenter '13: Comparing Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player Output

Article Last Updated Feb 25, 2017

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The following table compares the Articulate Presenter '13 features supported in Flash, HTML5, and the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP). Refer to this table during the planning and development stages of your courses for the best results in the environments you're targeting.

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Slides

 FlashHTML5AMP
PowerPoint slides
Articulate Engage '13 interactions (click here for details)
Articulate Quizmaker '13 quizzes (click here for details)

PowerPoint Features

 FlashHTML5AMP
Animations (click here for details)
Slide transitions (click here for details)
Slide notes

Annotations

 FlashHTML5AMP
Arrows
Checks
Crosses
Rectangles
Spotlights

Characters

 FlashHTML5AMP
Illustrated
Photographic

Media

 FlashHTML5AMP
Audio
Flash (SWF) files  
Simultaneous audio/video
Slide videos
Presenter panel videos
Videos with alpha channel transparency   
YouTube videos in web objects
Web objects

Slide Properties

 FlashHTML5AMP
Advance (Automatically or By user)
Navigation (Free or Locked)
Presenter
Audio playlist 
Branching

Player

 FlashHTML5AMP
Keyboard shortcuts N/A

Player: Features

 FlashHTML5AMP
Elapsed and total time 
Exit tab
Glossary
Logo
Menu
Notes
Play/Pause
Presenter
Resources 
Search  
Seekbar
Sidebar on left
Sidebar on right 
Title
Topbar left tabs
Topbar right tabs
Volume slider 

Player: Menu

 FlashHTML5AMP
Navigation (Free, Restricted, Locked)
Wrap long menu item titles
Show tooltip on hover N/A
Auto-collapse menu as learner progresses
Number entries in the menu automatically
Levels

Player: Colors & Effects

 FlashHTML5AMP
Background color 
Color schemes 
Player font  

Player: Text Labels

 FlashHTML5AMP
Custom text labels (localization)

Player: Other

 FlashHTML5AMP
Browser size (current, optimal, fill) N/A
Launch in new windowN/A
Launch in new window: Display window with no browser controlsN/A
Launch in new window: Allow user to resize N/A
Player size (optimal, fill)N/A
Resume (prompt, always, never)
Text: Left-to-right
Text: Right-to-left
Enable keyboard shortcuts N/A
Allow user to seek within seekbar
Loop presentation
Quiz timer format

LMS

 FlashHTML5AMP
Articulate Online: Viewing Content
Articulate Online: Tracking & Reporting
LMS: Viewing Content
LMS: Tracking & Reporting
Switch between Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in Articulate Online
Switch between Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in an LMS

Web Browsers

 FlashHTML5AMP
FirefoxLimitedN/A
Google ChromeN/A
Internet Explorer 6 N/A
Internet Explorer 7 N/A
Internet Explorer 8 N/A
Internet Explorer 9LimitedN/A
Internet Explorer 10LimitedN/A
Internet Explorer 11LimitedN/A
Microsoft Edge N/A
Mobile Safari N/A
SafariN/A