Create HTML 5, Flash And iOS Animations With Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is an application for creating e-learning courses, animated children’s stories and other kind of animations from MS PowerPoint. It allows importing PowerPoint slides and a range of items from Articulate Studio Pro applications, including Articulate Engage and Articulate Quizmaker. Furthermore, you can also record and import screencasts to add them to your animations. All created animations can be exported to HTML 5, Flash and Articulate Mobile Player format (which works on iPad).

In the first step, you can start by either creating a new project, importing a PowerPoint slide, recording a screencast (which will then be added to Articulate Studio Pro) or importing an Articulate Engage / Articulate Quizmaker project.

The default view for the project is known as the Story View, which displays all frames which can be edited with the vast range of options available from the top toolbar. These include options for starting and adding new scenes, slide management (Reset, Duplicate and New Slide) Record Screen, Question Bank, Preview, Publish, etc.

Other than the option to insert projects from Articulate applications, PowerPoint slide and screencasts, you can also use the available scenes from the clipboard. If you would like to review and edit a particular scene, it can be done by double clicking on it, which will open the scene for editing in a new tab (as shown below). You can revert back to the Story View by clicking the Story View tab.

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Once your animation is complete, you can save it as an Articulate Project (for modifying it later) and publish it to a supported format. As mentioned earlier, the publishing options include Flash, HTML 5 and the iPad compatible Articulate Mobile Player format. As you can see from the image given below, we created a sample animation and published it to Flash format by using a PowerPoint template from our Free Animals PowerPoint Templates.

If you ever wanted to create an animated storyline PowerPoint or presentation then you may consider to purchase this product. Articulate Storyline costs $1398. It works on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later (with the help of Parallels Desktop 7 or VMware Fusion 4)

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