Presenter '13 Version History

Article Last Updated Mar 15, 2017

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Update 9 (1702.2417) Was Released March 15, 2017

  • Added notification with instructions for new security feature in Flash Player 23 and later that prevents local playback of published output
  • Fixed issue where a video or a slide would go blank when adding annotations
  • Fixed issue where the Finish button for an embedded quiz wouldn't work
  • Fixed issue where the list of attached resources wouldn't scroll in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the latency value for quiz questions (i.e., how long it took the learner to answer each question) would always be 0 in HTML5 output
  • Fixed validation-script vulnerability for the text-entry field that requests users' names when printing quiz results
  • Fixed DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in API.js file
  • Fixed Reflective DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in presentation.html and presentation.js files

Update 8 (1607.2021) Was Released July 28, 2016

  • Fixed issue where Engage interactions would be louder than the Presenter courses in which they were embedded
  • Fixed issue where fullscreen view wouldn't work for website videos, such as YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Fixed issue where the Exit tab would incorrectly send a score of 0% to an LMS when tracking by number of slides viewed
  • Fixed issue where the latency value for quiz questions (i.e., how long it took the learner to answer each question) would always be 0 in Flash output

Update 7 (1509.1618) Was Released September 22, 2015

  • Added support for Apple iOS 9
  • Fixed issue where you could be prompted to activate Presenter '13 repeatedly
  • Fixed issue where Engage interactions couldn't be imported into PowerPoint on Windows 7 computers
  • Fixed "Unable to connect to server" error when viewing Tin Can API HTML5 output at ScormCloud.com

Update 6 (1507.2416) Was Released July 24, 2015

  • Added HTML5 support for Google Chrome 44 and later on desktop and laptop computers

Update 5 (1412.920) Was Released December 11, 2014

  • Added support for the Articulate Mobile Player app on Android devices
  • Added support for iOS 8
  • Added support for Adobe Flash Player 16 and later
  • Fixed issue where 64-bit versions of PowerPoint 2013 could crash when opening
  • Fixed issue where buttons would require more than one tap to work in iOS 8
  • Fixed issue where videos set to open in a new window wouldn't launch in iOS 8
  • Fixed issue where a video would disappear when revisiting a slide in iOS 8
  • Fixed issue where quiz content would be cut off in HTML5 output when clicking the Prev button
  • Fixed issue where "Unable to connect to server" error would occur when viewing HTML5 Tin Can API content from SCORM Cloud on iOS devices even when there was an active Internet connection

Update 4 (1409.422) Was Released September 11, 2014

  • Fixed issue where text boxes would unexpectedly be filled with colors or gradients when published
  • Fixed issue where caption text would shrink when previewed or published
  • Fixed issue where notes text couldn't be searched
  • Fixed issue where an equation would be missing or incomplete in published output
  • Fixed issue where bullets would be missing in published output
  • Fixed issue where animations wouldn't sync as expected
  • Fixed issue where animations wouldn't play properly in published output
  • Fixed issue where the lock icon would be unresponsive in Slide Properties
  • Fixed issue where a presenter bio and a sidebar video on the same slide would cause the published output to be blank
  • Fixed issue where a blank folder would appear after creating or opening a PowerPoint file
  • Fixed issue where the activation prompt would appear even after activating Presenter
  • Fixed issue where a "Project cannot be upgraded..." error would occur when creating or opening a PowerPoint file
  • Fixed issue where Presenter audio would be stripped from slides that were hidden in PowerPoint
  • Fixed issue where a Presenter.Audio Run-time error would occur
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would crash when closing a Presenter window, such as Slide Properties, Audio Editor, Player Properties, or Publish Successful dialog
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would crash when importing translated strings if Quizmaker and Engage weren't installed
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would freeze or crash due to .NET Framework errors
  • Fixed issue where "The Macro Cannot Be Found..." error would appear when opening PowerPoint
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities

Update 3 (1407.1717) Was Released July 21, 2014

  • Added support for 64-bit Microsoft Office
  • Added support for uncompressed MP4 videos (baseline, main, and high profiles) in published output
  • Added support for notes formatting in HTML5 output
  • Added support for restricted and locked navigation in HTML5 output
  • Added feature to edit properties for embedded videos, Flash files, and web objects
  • Added feature to include slide masters behind embedded interactions
  • Added feature to control navigation behavior of Prev/Next buttons for embedded interactions
  • Optimized the Slide Properties manager so it opens faster, especially for large projects
  • Optimized sidebar videos by removing border padding
  • Improved notes output with sharper text
  • Improved translation export/import performance for large courses
  • Improved right-to-left support by reversing the previous and next player buttons
  • Fixed issue where quizzes and interactions in player tabs wouldn't be exported for translation
  • Fixed issue where topbar tabs would be out of order
  • Fixed issue where Presenter wouldn't launch when the user was unable to create a desktop.ini file
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would crash when FIPS encryption was enabled
  • Fixed issue where the publishing process was very slow when the PowerPoint animation pane was open
  • Fixed issue where publishing would fail when a slide master included a SmartArt Graphic
  • Fixed issue where publishing would fail when the proofing language was set to Spanish (Mexico)
  • Fixed issue where publishing might fail when a presentation included a table with non-Western text
  • Fixed issue where publishing to Word could result in an incomplete document
  • Fixed issue where website videos wouldn't always play in Firefox or Opera
  • Fixed issue where interactive SWF files in the sidebar wouldn't always unload when advancing to the next slide
  • Fixed issue where Sync Animations would fail in PowerPoint 2013 when a presentation included videos
  • Fixed issue where animations, annotations, and the audio editor would behave erratically on some non-English systems
  • Fixed issue where shadow and reflection effects on the same object might not publish correctly
  • Fixed issue where shapes with rounded corners would publish with square corners
  • Fixed issue where slide content would continue to play while a quiz player tab was open
  • Fixed issue where hyperlinks wouldn't work after temporarily being covered by other objects
  • Fixed issue where learners' responses would be missing from Articulate Online reports
  • Fixed issue where the logo would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the volume controller wouldn't work in HTML5 output scaled to fill the browser
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions

Update 2 (1402.2817) Was Released March 4, 2014

  • Added support for Section 508 accessibility
  • Added support for right-to-left languages (Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, etc.)
  • Added support for non-western languages (Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.)
  • Added support for translation of Presenter elements via Microsoft Word and XLIFF
  • Added support for more object animations and slide transitions in HTML5 output, including:
    • Blinds
    • Box
    • Checkerboard
    • Circle
    • Diamond
    • Dissolve
    • Plus
    • Random Bars
    • Strips
    • Wedge
    • Wheel
    • Wipe
  • Added support for elapsed and total time in HTML5 output
  • Added support for word-wrapping long slide titles in the menu in HTML5 output
  • Added support for presenter panel (sidebar) videos in mobile Safari
  • Added feature to define published slide size when locking the player at optimal size
  • Added feature to export all Presenter narration to a single audio file
  • Added feature to make the Import Audio window resizable
  • Added feature to reset annotation shape and style options (on the ribbon) to their defaults
  • Optimized Slide Properties with more customization of player elements on a slide-by-slide basis, including a new option to show/hide a logo
  • Improved notes output in Flash
  • Improved quality of embedded videos
  • Redesigned the HTML5 launch page for mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where videos would need to be reinserted after upgrading to Presenter '13 when the system's language for non-Unicode programs was set to a non-Western language
  • Fixed issue where Microsoft Equation 3.0 objects in PowerPoint 2007 would be misplaced or missing
  • Fixed issue where lines and arrows would publish incorrectly or be missing from published output
  • Fixed issue where animations wouldn't always work for transparent freeform shapes
  • Fixed issue where slide numbers were wrong in the Confirm Narration Import Order window
  • Fixed issue where data-entry questions would be pre-populated with the same answer
  • Fixed issue where ampersands (&) in course/slide titles wouldn't display in Preview or Slide Properties
  • Fixed issue where AICC content uploaded to SCORM Cloud wouldn't play in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixed issue where a course being tracked by an embedded quiz would be marked Passed or Completed in an LMS on the second and subsequent attempts even if the learner failed the quiz
  • Fixed issue where "Launch player in new window" wouldn't work in an LMS
  • Fixed issue where a new quiz couldn't be created in a custom-sized presentation
  • Fixed issue where a quiz in a player tab wouldn't always have a close (X) button
  • Fixed issue where post-quiz review text would appear in a presentation's search results
  • Fixed issue where the Prev button would show on quiz result slides
  • Fixed issue where quiz titles wouldn't be marked as visited in the course menu
  • Fixed issue where slide titles would be missing from the menu when using a right-to-left language and word wrapping was turned off
  • Fixed issue where "Show in menu as" property would be hidden or covered on a quiz placeholder slide
  • Fixed issue where quiz/interaction placeholder slide wouldn't be updated if you upgraded the quiz/interaction to Articulate Studio '13 before upgrading the overall presentation
  • Fixed issue where lengthy quiz/interaction title would run off the edge of the placeholder slide
  • Fixed issue where quiz/interaction placeholder slide would show in the published presentation
  • Fixed issue where a script error could occur when adding quizzes or interactions to Presenter
  • Fixed issue where navigation was erratic when a course had multiple interactions created via "Save As"
  • Fixed issue where the Up Arrow key would navigate downward in an embedded Glossary interaction
  • Fixed issue where a playlist would continue playing while an interaction player tab was open
  • Fixed issue where topbar tabs would be out of order
  • Fixed issue where quiz and interaction player tabs would be duplicated when saving the player
  • Fixed issue where resource descriptions would omit certain characters in the player preview window
  • Fixed issue where the logo would disappear from the player preview after changing the color scheme
  • Fixed issue where the Other button would be missing from the player editor or items would be truncated on the Other screen when using a large DPI setting
  • Fixed issue where formatting notes via the Notes Master in PowerPoint wouldn't work in Presenter
  • Fixed issue where notes would be center-aligned when published
  • Fixed issue where notes added to the consolidated recording window wouldn't be saved to the corresponding PowerPoint slide
  • Fixed issue where part of the slide title would be missing from the Notes panel when the slide was hidden in the menu
  • Fixed issue where changing an illustrated/photographic character to another would also reset its size
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would crash when previewing or publishing a course that included a chart
  • Fixed issue where Presenter would crash when previewing/publishing a course with SmartArt Graphics
  • Fixed issue where audio for a quiz placeholder slide wouldn't play in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where SCORM content would display in mobile Safari on an iPad rather than the Articulate Mobile Player
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content wouldn’t always launch in a Saba LMS
  • Fixed issue where text might be clipped or cut off in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where animated objects wouldn't completely exit the slide in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where vector clip art would be fuzzy or pixelated in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the Finish button wouldn't jump to the previous slide in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the logo background would be the wrong color in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where menu levels might not expand or collapse properly in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the content of a player tab (e.g., the menu) would still be visible in HTML5 output for slides where the tab was turned off
  • Fixed issue where slides would display in a notification window in HTML5 output
  • Fixed various issues where videos wouldn't play or resume properly in HTML5 output
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions

Update 1 (1311.520) Was Released November 5, 2013

  • Fixed issue where content wouldn't play in Internet Explorer 11 when viewed locally
  • Fixed issue where logo was missing when viewed in Firefox
  • Fixed issue where annotations wouldn't show while being recorded
  • Fixed issue where Tin Can API content would add extra slashes to reporting data, which could cause problems for some LMSs
  • Fixed issue where vector clip art would be fuzzy or pixelated in Flash output

Presenter '13 (1309.2720) Was Released September 29, 2013

Learn more about Presenter '13 here.