FAQs Comparing Storyline 1 and Storyline 2


The following table compares the features of Articulate Storyline 1 and Articulate Storyline 2.

Authoring Content
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Streamlined interface with form/slide view toggle  
Undockable/redockable panels  
Adjustable interface language  
Custom slide sizes
Section 508 support
Text Editor
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Supports all languages
Superior handling of right-to-left text  
New WYSIWYG text editor  
Publishes crisper text  
Supports ligatures in OpenType fonts  
Supports em dashes, en dashes, ellipses, and smart quotes  
Supports custom bullets and numbering  
Supports custom spacing for characters, lines, and paragraphs  
Animations and Transitions
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Entrance animations 5 15
Exit animations 5 15
Motion paths  
Animation painter  
Slide transitions 20 43
Interactive Objects
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Slide layers
Object states
Timeline-based triggers  
Data-entry fields
Scrolling panels
Mouse cursors
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Record, import, and edit audio
Record, import, and edit videos
Supports uncompressed videos in published output  
Native screen recording
Software simulations
Articulate's illustrated and photographic character libraries
Interactive Flash files
Web content
Quizzes and Interactions
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Create custom interactions
25 question types
Drag-and-drop questions
Import questions from a spreadsheet or text file  
Supports negative scoring for wrong answers  
Calculate total score from multiple quizzes in the same course
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Import Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
Import Articulate Studio '09 content
Import Articulate Studio '13 content  
Import Articulate Storyline 1 content
Import Articulate Storyline 2 content  
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Customizable player
Option to make the seekbar read-only (non-interactive)  
Temporarily disable or hide navigation buttons with states and triggers  
Reverse previous/next buttons for right-to-left languages  
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Flash output
HTML5 output
Articulate Mobile Player output
iOS support
Android support  
SCORM 2004
Tin Can API Version 0.9 Version 1.0
Pricing and Support
  Storyline 1 Storyline 2
Discounted pricing when upgrading from Articulate Storyline 1  
Access to the industry's best community and support
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