Sharing Players and Color Schemes

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You can share your custom players and color schemes with other developers and computers. Here's how:

Exporting Custom Players

To share a custom player, you'll first need to export a copy of it:

  1. In Articulate Storyline, go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the Player Properties window appears, click Current Player on the ribbon and select Export.
  3. Browse to a location where you'd like to export the player template and give it a recognizable file name.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Share the *.xml file with other developers via email, USB drive, shared network drive, etc.

Tip: When you share a custom player, its color scheme is shared with it automatically. To save the color scheme separately, see the last section in this article.

Importing Custom Players

When you receive a custom player *.xml file from another developer, here's how to import it into Storyline:

  1. Open an existing Storyline project or create a new one.
  2. Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  3. When the Player Properties window appears, click Current Player on the ribbon and select Import.
  4. Browse to the *.xml file that was sent to you and click Open.

Saving the Color Scheme from a Custom Player

If you have a custom player with a custom color scheme and you'd like to use the same color scheme with other players, you'll need to save the color scheme separately. Here's how:

  1. Open an existing Storyline project where the custom player is being used, or create a new project and apply the custom player to it.
  2. Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  3. When the Player Properties window appears, click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  4. The custom color scheme should be displayed in the Color scheme drop-down. Click the Save button to the right of the Color scheme drop-down.
  5. Give your color scheme a recognizable name and click OK to save it to your local hard drive. For reference, custom color schemes are saved in this folder:

    %AppData%\Articulate\Storyline\2\Frames\StoryFrame\ColorSchemes

Now you'll be able to use the same color scheme in any project and with any player.