Storyline 2 Version History

Article Last Updated May 24, 2018

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May 24, 2018 (Update 13—Build 1804.2716)

Enhancements:

  • We added support for Google's new media policy, which could prevent audio and video from autoplaying in Chrome. If a Storyline course stops working in Chrome, install the latest Storyline update and republish. (Have lots of courses? Good news! We’re working on a tool that’ll let you mass update existing courses without republishing them. Stay tuned for details.)
  • Since Apple no longer allows videos to autoplay by default in Safari 11, learners now see a play button when they launch or resume a course with a video on the first slide. Clicking the play button allows the video to play as expected. Learn more.

May 10, 2017 (Update 12—Build 1705.520)

New Features:

  • Added support for Google Chrome 57 and later on Android devices. Details here.

October 4, 2016 (Update 11—Build 1609.3020)

Bug Fixes:

  • Added notification with instructions for new security feature in Flash Player 23 and later that prevents local playback of published output
  • Fixed issue where Storyline project file icons would be blank
  • Fixed issue where default button states wouldn't always save correctly (e.g., colors might change)
  • Fixed issue where the default behavior for built-in states wouldn't always work when the Storyline interface was localized in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish
  • Fixed issue where file attachments wouldn't be saved in the Storyline project file prior to publishing
  • Fixed issue where aligning objects to the playhead would extend the timeline of the slide
  • Fixed issue where the latency value would always be 0 for questions slides in LMS data
  • Fixed issue where fly-in animations wouldn't work properly for shuffled answer choices 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 story.html and story.js files

July 26, 2016 (Update 10—Build 1607.1221)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where fullscreen view wouldn't work for website videos, such as YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Fixed issue where a non-looping GIF would unexpectedly loop in Storyline
  • Fixed issue where an animated GIF wouldn't always start playing at the beginning of the animation in Flash output
  • Fixed issue where notes from a previous slide would appear in Flash output if the current slide didn't have notes
  • Fixed issue where text would be the wrong font, size, or format in data-entry fields
  • Fixed issue where hidden base-layer objects would show on other layers when publishing to Microsoft Word
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't tab through player elements when the menu and previous/next buttons were disabled
  • Fixed issue where the course satisfaction status wouldn't be updated in an LMS when retaking a Tin Can API (xAPI) course
  • Fixed issue where an exit-course trigger would incorrectly send a score of 0% to an LMS when tracking by number of slides viewed

May 23, 2016 (Update 9—Build 1605.1919)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where slide titles would overlap the separator line at the top of the notes tab in Flash output
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't change your quiz responses before submitting them in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't select an answer choice in HTML5 output after seeing an "Invalid Answer" notification
  • Fixed issue where the Submit button was missing when revisiting a question slide in HTML5 output

May 5, 2016 (Update 8—Build 1605.515)

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved the quality of notes text in published output
  • Fixed issue where exporting text to a Word doc for translation wouldn't always work
  • Fixed issue where text from slide master layers wouldn't be exported for translation
  • Fixed issue where a video would no longer be synced with the slide's timeline after using the seekbar to scrub back and forth through the video
  • Fixed issue where M4A audio files in PowerPoint wouldn't be imported into Storyline
  • Fixed issue where a trigger wouldn't work if it was set to execute when the learner clicked outside a hotspot that was inside a scrolling panel (Flash only)
  • Fixed issue where trigger conditions wouldn't work properly when upgrading a project from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where questions would be scored incorrectly when submitting answers all at once in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where videos wouldn't play in HTML5 output in Google Chrome 48 and later when viewed over a cellular connection on Android devices

September 15, 2015 (Update 7—Build 1509.1408)


New Features:

  • Added support for Apple iOS 9
  • Added support for Google Chrome 44 and later on Android devices

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where a lengthy course could lock up during preview or playback in a Flash-enabled browser
  • Fixed issue where right-click triggers wouldn't work on base layers in Flash output
  • Fixed issue where key-press triggers assigned to the slide wouldn't work after clicking the slide in Flash output
  • Fixed issue where pressing arrow keys would highlight items in the menu rather than moving objects on the slide

July 24, 2015 (Update 6—Build 1507.2315)


New Features:

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

May 7, 2015 (Update 5—Build 1505.515)


New Features:

  • Added support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
  • Added feature to define custom tab order of slide objects (Flash output only)
  • Added feature to skip player navigation when tabbing through elements with a screen reader (Flash output only)
  • Added feature to adjust player font size up to 200% (Flash output only)
  • Added language identifier to published output for screen readers (Flash output only)
  • Added keyboard support for interactive sliders (Flash output only)
  • Added feature to show the player background color and the default notes color in the Storyline notes panel, so content authors can see how their notes will look in their published output
  • Enhanced screen reader support for slide objects and interactive elements
  • Enhanced performance of HTML5 output so slides load faster
  • Enhanced Tin Can API reporting for easier identification of tracked elements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where the activation prompt would appear each time Storyline was opened
  • Fixed issue where FLV alpha channel transparency wasn't working in published output
  • Fixed issue where a project file couldn't be saved due to a font issue that resulted in a HRESULT E_FAIL error
  • Fixed issue where an object with a custom selected state couldn't be selected using the spacebar
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't tab to markers or use the spacebar to execute their triggers
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't tab to the close (X) button for lightbox slides
  • Fixed issue where tabbing through player elements would skip the Next button
  • Fixed issue where one scene might be hidden behind another in Story View
  • Fixed issue where some slides would appear blank in Story View
  • Fixed issue where a slider thumb would return to its initial position when the slider was on a slide master and you navigated between content slides
  • Fixed issue where a layer with a slider couldn't be duplicated or copied/pasted to another slide
  • Fixed issue where a text box would animate before the text it contains
  • Fixed issue where text with a fade animation would jump or shift abruptly at the end of the animation
  • Fixed issue where grow animations wouldn't work properly when upgrading a project from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where an object with an exit animation wouldn't reappear correctly when rewinding the slide
  • Fixed issue where answer choices with fly-in animations wouldn't shuffle as expected
  • Fixed issue where answer choices with motion path animations wouldn't shuffle as expected
  • Fixed issue where objects would appear blurry during a fade transition
  • Fixed issue where a data-entry field wouldn't have focus when visiting a slide
  • Fixed issue where variables would be renamed when importing slides into another project file
  • Fixed issue where the Enter From setting for mouse cursors wouldn't upgrade correctly from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where the timeline would lengthen when aligning objects to cue points
  • Fixed issue where a button's visited state wouldn't appear as expected after closing a lightbox
  • Fixed issue where text couldn't be deleted from an object state
  • Fixed issue where an improperly formatted MP4 video wouldn't progressively download during playback if it wasn't compressed
  • Fixed issue where website videos wouldn't always play in Firefox or Opera
  • Fixed issue where website video embed codes without explicit dimensions couldn't be embedded
  • Fixed issue where marker audio wouldn't play
  • Fixed issue where state changes couldn't be triggered from interactive marker content
  • Fixed issue where marker labels with no fill color would be white in published course
  • Fixed issue where Jump to URL/File trigger would convert single backslashes to double backslashes
  • Fixed issue where OR trigger conditions would change to AND conditions, or vice versa
  • Fixed issue where conditions in player triggers were removed after closing and reopening a project file
  • Fixed issue where slide master layouts wouldn't show the correct number of slides in use
  • Fixed issue where animations applied to slide master placeholders wouldn't filter down to child layouts or content slides
  • Fixed issue where changing a font color on the slide master would also increase the font size
  • Fixed issue where superscript and subscript keyboard shortcuts wouldn't work
  • Fixed issue where an opening quotation mark would look like a closing quotation mark
  • Fixed issue where some text formatting wasn't saved when exporting content for translation
  • Fixed issue where text wouldn't wrap consistently
  • Fixed issue where justified alignment would cause breaks in underlines, strikethroughs, and hyperlinks
  • Fixed issue where variable references would always be left-aligned when upgrading a project from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where text hyperlinks didn't have a hover color when upgrading a project from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where Helvetica font wouldn't look right in published output
  • Fixed issue where some font sizes with underlined text wouldn't look right when previewed or published (e.g., Arial 13-point font)
  • Fixed issue where bold text would display a few pixels higher than surrounding text
  • Fixed issue where some notes formatting (e.g., bold) wouldn't appear in output when publishing for Microsoft Word
  • Fixed issue where notes would be truncated or cut off when moved to a player topbar tab
  • Fixed issue where lengthy notes would be truncated or cut off by the scroll bar
  • Fixed issue where tables copied from Microsoft Word would appear as a red X when pasted in Storyline
  • Fixed issue where multiple choice/multiple response questions with only one answer choice wouldn't appear in published output
  • Fixed issue where fill-in-the-blank and text-entry questions would be marked incorrect when entering a response with an apostrophe
  • Fixed issue where "Object dragged over" triggers wouldn't work after upgrading a Storyline 1 project to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where drag-and-drop options on the right-click context menu wouldn't work
  • Fixed issue where drag items couldn't be shuffled in drag-and-drop interactions
  • Fixed issue where answer choices wouldn't reshuffle when retrying a quiz
  • Fixed issue where a questions draw would be randomized even if you chose not to randomize it
  • Fixed issue where answer choices in question draws would be grayed out if used more than once in the same course
  • Fixed issue where the Next button wouldn't work when the Submit button was also displayed
  • Fixed issue where the Next button would be missing during quiz review when the seekbar was enabled
  • Fixed issue where skipping freeform questions with negative points for incorrect responses can generate a negative quiz score
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't advance past a quiz after reviewing it when navigation was restricted
  • Fixed issue where result slide variables couldn't be renamed
  • Fixed issue where a course would be marked complete after clicking Retry Quiz and exiting the course
  • Fixed issue where second quiz attempt would send a status of Passed to the LMS even when the learner failed
  • Fixed issue where the option to track by quiz results would be disabled when publishing for LMS
  • Fixed issue where an LMS would show a status of Passed rather than Completed
  • Fixed issue where Tin Can API content wouldn't respect LMS-specific activity IDs
  • Fixed issue where the color of description text on the Resources tab wouldn't match player settings
  • Fixed issue where page background color would revert to white after closing and reopening the project
  • Fixed issue where Flash output would be blank when the course included right-to-left data-entry fields
  • Fixed issue where variable references on result slides wouldn't be replaced with scores in published output when using the Chinese interface
  • Fixed issue where the Player Properties window wouldn't look right in the French interface
  • Fixed issue where a lightbox outline would remain after closing the lightbox in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where interactive slider thumbs were misplaced in layers and lightboxes in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where triggers with "Equal to" conditions wouldn't work in lightboxes in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where "Stop media" triggers would function as "Pause media" triggers in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the value of true/false variables would always be true when resuming HTML5 content
  • Fixed issue where drag items would be missing in HTML5 output after upgrading an existing project to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where drag items can't be moved when revisiting a drag-and-drop slide in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where drag items would disappear in HTML5 output on Android devices
  • Fixed issue where a marker label wouldn't show in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where a word bank drop target would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't scroll through lengthy responses to essay questions in HTML5 output in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where the last character typed would be missing from a data-entry field, fill-in-the-blank question, or variable reference in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the player color for notes (Editor>>Text) would override slide-specific notes formatting in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the player color for resources (List Item>>Normal Text) wouldn't work in HTML5
  • Fixed issue where the player color for glossary terms (Glossary>>List Item Text) wouldn't work in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where topbar player tabs were vertically misaligned in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where lengthy definitions for glossary terms wouldn't scroll in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the play/pause button would be missing when viewing HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content would be left justified on Android tablets
  • Fixed issue where a caret symbol (^) would be added to an essay response when revisiting the slide in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where questions would intermittently switch to review mode when resuming HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where hotspot questions would remember your previous response when retrying a quiz in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where question draws would reshuffle when resuming HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where videos wouldn't play in HTML5 output viewed on an iPhone running iOS 7
  • Fixed issue where PDF web objects wouldn't always display in HTML5 output in iOS 7
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions

January 9, 2015 (Update 4—Build 1501.717)


Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where a project file couldn't be saved due to "Store must be open for this operation" error
  • Fixed issue where temp files weren't purging, which could prevent project files from saving
  • Fixed issue where Quizmaker '09 quizzes couldn't be imported with Flash Player 16 or later installed

December 10, 2014 (Update 3—Build 1412.922)


New Features:

  • Added support for Adobe Flash Player 16 and later

November 21, 2014 (Update 2—Build 1411.210)


Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where a slider thumb would be misplaced when revisiting the slide
  • Fixed issue where interactive slider thumb was misplaced when revisiting a layer
  • Fixed issue where interactive sliders wouldn't work properly when reversing the start and end points
  • Fixed issue where some trigger actions wouldn't work with "Content open" and "Content closing" events
  • Fixed issue where a "Send email" trigger would sometimes close the browser window
  • Fixed issue where triggers would overlap one another in the Triggers panel
  • Fixed issue where Storyline would occasionally lock up when adding a trigger
  • Fixed issue where zoom animations imported from PowerPoint would zoom to the wrong location
  • Fixed issue where animation easing wouldn't work in published output
  • Fixed issue where frames (images) couldn't be exported from screen recordings
  • Fixed issue where color changes wouldn't be saved for pattern fills
  • Fixed issue where Storyline would crash when editing a numbered list that used a custom font
  • Fixed issue where AutoCorrect would work even when disabled
  • Fixed issue where AutoCorrect changes wouldn't be saved
  • Fixed issue where previewed output was incorrect if you were on a layer when you clicked Preview
  • Fixed issue where objects would be missing from the published output after upgrading an existing project to Storyline 2
  • Fixed issue where the default Continue button couldn't be deleted from a feedback layer
  • Fixed issue where Prev/Next navigation buttons were missing during quiz review
  • Fixed issue where Hebrew text would be skewed in published output
  • Fixed issue where Thai characters would be clipped in published output
  • Fixed issue where a slider thumb would move when switching between landscape and portrait modes in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue the Enter key wouldn't work in Essay questions in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where quiz results would be submitted to an LMS immediately, regardless of the submit trigger event
  • Fixed issue in Chinese interface where audio would be missing from published output
  • Fixed issue in French interface where questions couldn't be imported from an Excel spreadsheet
  • Fixed issue in French interface where right-click options wouldn't work in Slide Master View
  • Fixed issue in non-English interfaces where trigger conditions based on true/false variables would always be false
  • Fixed issue in non-English interfaces where font themes wouldn't work
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions

October 3, 2014 (Update 1—Build 1410.204)


New Features:

  • Added support for iOS 8

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where videos wouldn't play in HTML5 output in iOS 8
  • Fixed issue where buttons would require more than one tap to work in HTML5 output in iOS 8
  • Fixed issue where a video set to play from a trigger in Storyline 1 would play automatically when upgraded to Storyline 2
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities

September 16, 2014 (Original Release—Build 1409.1520)

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