Storyline 2: Working with Tables

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Storyline 2 doesn't have native support for tables. If you'd like to suggest this feature, please submit a request to our product development team for review. We take these requests seriously. In the meantime, here are some alternatives for adding tables to your Storyline courses.

Import the Table from Microsoft PowerPoint

One option is to create a table the way you want it to look in PowerPoint, then import the PowerPoint slide into Storyline.

Be aware that tables imported from PowerPoint get converted to images in Storyline. As a result:

You can work around these limitations by ungrouping your table in PowerPoint before importing it.

Create the Table in Another Program and Save It as an Image

Another option is to create a table the way you want it to look in another program, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. Save the table as an image or take a screenshot of it, then insert the image into your Storyline course.

Use a Web Object with Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets

One option that may work nicely, depending on the design of your course, is to create a table in Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets. (If you use Excel, upload the spreadsheet to a free Microsoft OneDrive account, so it's hosted online.) Then embed the online spreadsheet into your Storyline course as a web object.

Use Storyline Shapes

If you need to edit the text in a table at some point in the future or if you want learners to be able to search for text in a table, build it from Storyline shapes. Use a rectangle shape for each cell in the table, then type text directly into each rectangle.

Attach the Table as a Resource

Another possibility is to create your table in a different program, then attach it to your Storyline course as a downloadable resource. Instruct learners to view the attachment at any time with on-slide text or narration.