Studio '13: System Requirements

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Below are the minimum system requirements for authoring and viewing Articulate Studio '13 content:

Hardware for Authoring Content


1.0 gigahertz (GHz) processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)


512 MB minimum

Available Disk Space

512 MB minimum


1,024 x 768 screen resolution (1,280 x 800 or higher recommended)


Sound card, microphone, and webcam to record video and/or narration

Software for Authoring Content

Operating System

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Vista SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows XP SP3 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later with Parallels Desktop 9+ or VMware Fusion 6+

.NET Runtime

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later (gets installed if not present)

VSTO Runtime

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime 4.0
(gets installed if not present)


MSXML 4.0 (gets installed if not present)

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Office 365 (desktop apps only)

PowerPoint 2019 (32-bit or 64-bit)

PowerPoint 2016 (32-bit or 64-bit)

PowerPoint 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit)

PowerPoint 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)

PowerPoint 2007 (SP3 or later)

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office 365 (desktop apps only)

Word 2019 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Word 2016 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Word 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Word 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Word 2007 (SP3 or later)

Microsoft VBA

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is part of Microsoft Office. By default, VBA gets installed with Office automatically. If you have a custom installation of Office and Presenter '13 isn't working, install VBA to fix the problem. You might need to ask your IT staff for help.

Primary Interop Assemblies

Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (only required for Windows XP—gets installed if not present)

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 10 or later

Compatibility and Integrations

Backward Compatibility

Articulate Studio '13 will upgrade projects created in Articulate Studio '09.

Articulate Studio '13 projects can't be opened in Articulate Studio.

Product Integrations

Articulate Presenter '13 is required for integration with Articulate Quizmaker '13 and Articulate Engage '13.

Quizmaker '13 and Engage '13 won't work with earlier versions of Presenter.

Browsers and Mobile Apps for Viewing Published Content


Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later plus any of these web browsers:

Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Opera 9.5 and later

Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version)

Linux: Firefox 1.x and later


Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)

Mac: Safari 6.0.5 or later, Google Chrome (latest version)

Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later

Apple iOS

Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 6 or later on iPad

Android OS

Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimized for tablets)


Internet Explorer 6 or later and Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later

Accessibility in Published Content

Screen Reader

JAWS 15 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later (Flash output only)

Section 508 Accessibility

Complies with applicable requirements