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Update 5 (1401.2415) was released January 27, 2014:
  • Improved how project files manage FLV resources
  • Fixed issue where creating a question draw from a question bank could cause Storyline to crash
  • Fixed issue where a numeric question with no feedback wouldn't advance to the next slide when clicking the Submit button
  • Fixed issue where answer choices wouldn't appear when other objects animated into slides before the answer choices
  • Fixed issue where responses to radio button questions wouldn't show during quiz review
  • Fixed issue where clicking the course title five times would enter fullscreen mode
  • Fixed issue where two or more layers would be visible and overlapping when revisiting a slide
  • Fixed issue where a web object on a layer wouldn't load when revisiting the layer
  • Fixed issue where the Resource Description wouldn't display accented characters properly
  • Fixed issue where "Close lightbox" trigger wouldn't execute when preceded by "Jump to scene" trigger
  • Fixed issue where LMS content would be marked Incomplete or Failed when resuming more than once
  • Fixed issue where AICC content uploaded to SCORM Cloud wouldn't play in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixed issue where AICC content wouldn't track in an LMS when viewed in Google Chrome or Safari
  • Fixed issue where AICC content wouldn't track properly in an LMS when HTML5 output was viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content would flicker in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where lower half of images wouldn't always load in HTML5 content viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where animations would be out of sync in HTML5 content when viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a custom button needed several taps to respond in HTML5 output in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where slides from a question bank would automatically jump to the next slide before learners could respond when the HTML5 output was viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where the HTML5 content would sometimes lock up in the middle of a quiz in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a video wouldn't automatically play on the first slide in HTML5 output in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a video wouldn't automatically play after an audio clip in HTML5 output viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a video might not load in HTML5 output when viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a video would pause when clicking its volume controller in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the same video on more than one slide would only play on the first slide in HTML5
  • Fixed issue where attempting to submit a question more than once without answering it would cause HTML5 output to lock up
  • Fixed issue where submitting a question without answering would show the next slide overlapping it in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content with multiple quizzes would send results to an LMS after completing the first quiz rather than the quiz being tracked
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content wouldn't show questions and answers in Articulate Online's Attempt Detail report
  • Fixed issue where a quiz score wouldn't be calculated in HTML5 output when slides reset to initial state when revisiting
  • Fixed issue where drag items would be missing when retrying drag-and-drop questions in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where drag items would duplicate when dropping them on a target in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where Matching Drag-and-Drop choices would overlap in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where question slides that appear after a result slide can't be answered in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where question draw slides would be missing from the menu in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where menu and notes would show at the same time in the same player tab in HTML5
  • Fixed issue where markers or their labels wouldn't always display in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where web objects wouldn't always load in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where web objects wouldn't always close in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where web objects wouldn't scroll in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where lightbox slides would be blank when revisiting them in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where a slide transition wouldn't complete or would affect only part of a slide
  • Fixed issue where slide background would be missing when resuming HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where blank text-entry variables wouldn't be evaluated correctly in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't type in a data-entry field on the base layer when other layers were open in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where JavaScript variable wouldn't work properly in HTML5 output when resuming a course multiple times
  • Fixed various issues where audio wouldn't play, resume, or scrub properly in HTML5 output
  • Fixed various undo/redo issues
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions
Update 4 (1311.1422) was released November 15, 2013:
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content hosted in an LMS wouldn't load properly in mobile Safari
Update 4 (1311.817) was released November 11, 2013:
  • Added feature to show/hide all objects in the timeline with one click
  • Added feature to lock/unlock all objects in the timeline with one click
  • Optimized HTML5 output for iOS 7
  • Improved performance of published output
  • Improved image quality when publishing to Word
  • Fixed issue where content wouldn't play in Internet Explorer 11 when viewed locally
  • Fixed issue where content wouldn't work properly in Internet Explorer 6 with Flash Player 10.0.45.2
  • Fixed issue where changes made to one slide master appeared on another
  • Fixed issue where a "Jump to slide" trigger wouldn't work when it was located on a master slide layer
  • Fixed issue where a "Jump to URL/File" trigger would add double slashes to the file path
  • Fixed issue where an unexpected "Play media" trigger would appear in screen recordings, and it couldn't be deleted
  • Fixed issue where a caption wouldn't work as a drop target in a drag-and-drop interaction
  • Fixed issue where a slide wouldn't resume properly after exiting the course with a lightbox open
  • Fixed issue where audio wouldn't play when revisiting a layer
  • Fixed issue where edited audio wouldn't immediately update
  • Fixed issue where buttons would be missing or unclickable when they had no fill or outline
  • Fixed issue where markers would be missing or unclickable when they had no fill, outline, or animation
  • Fixed issue where content published for CD wouldn't play, would show "Navigation Canceled"
  • Fixed issue where you couldn't copy and paste some slides using keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed issue where published output would be incomplete when the file path contained Cyrillic characters
  • Fixed issue where publishing to Word would fail to complete and prompt to save template.dot 
  • Fixed issue where the Format tab and Options tab would be missing from the Storyline ribbon 
  • Fixed issue where variable references would be read incorrectly by JAWS readers
  • Fixed issue where new text boxes would have bullets or numbering by default
  • Fixed issue where tiling options were initially missing from picture fills
  • Fixed issue where "Available Memory Is Low" warning would appear when opening player properties
  • Fixed issue where the launch page that displays in mobile Safari would convert some non-English characters to question marks
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content wouldn't fit in mobile Safari in iOS 7
  • Fixed issue where an "Exit course" trigger wouldn't work for HTML5 content in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a "Jump to slide" trigger set to occur when "Timeline starts" or "Timeline ends" would execute early in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where answer choices would be missing or misplaced in Multiple Response questions in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where layer audio would stop or cut off unexpectedly in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where lengthy question slides wouldn't load in a lightbox in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where scroll bar for a scrolling panel would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where seekbar would unexpectedly freeze or disappear in HTML5 output
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions
  • Fixed various undo/redo issues
Update 3 (1305.2012) was released May 21, 2013:
  • Improved performance of published output
  • Fixed issue where Storyline wouldn’t launch properly with FIPS encryption enabled
  • Fixed issue where error could occur when adding a question slide after changing story size
  • Fixed issue where Prev/Next buttons would display when disabled
  • Fixed issue where audio/video resources would be slow to play when published course was burned to CD/DVD
  • Fixed issue where the logo in a saved player would be missing
  • Fixed issue where a base layer with interaction could be duplicated, interfering with preview/publish process
  • Fixed issue where slide would be paused after closing a lightbox
  • Fixed issue where correct responses for fill-in-the-blank questions would be truncated during quiz review
  • Fixed issue where answers wouldn’t be saved when resuming a course where answers are submitted all at once
  • Fixed issue where the score would change to 0 when exiting and resuming on the result slide
  • Fixed issue where cmi.interactions data wouldn’t be communicated to an LMS
  • Fixed issue where an LMS would show “passed” instead of “completed”
  • Fixed issue where non-western translated text would sometimes display incorrectly when published
  • Fixed issue where text pasted from another program would use a different font
  • Fixed issue where text in scrolling panels wasn’t searchable
  • Fixed issue where Storyline templates wouldn’t save to the proper location or show the correct slides
  • Fixed issue where video wouldn’t play in Articulate Mobile Player when downloaded for offline viewing
  • Fixed issue where Tin Can API content viewed in Articulate Mobile Player wouldn’t get tracked in an LMS
  • Fixed issue where MOV files would freeze when viewed in Articulate Mobile Player
  • Fixed issue where content wouldn’t play in Safari (mobile or desktop) when Private Browsing was enabled
  • Fixed issue where the Submit button wouldn’t work when published for Tin Can API and viewed in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 output would crash or close unexpectedly in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where audio wouldn’t work when resuming HTML5 output in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where audio wouldn’t work on an auto-advanced slide immediately after a video in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where resuming HTML5 content in an LMS would result in a failed or incomplete status
  • Fixed issue where question bank slides wouldn’t be reported to Articulate Online when viewing HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where question bank slides would shuffle in HTML5 output when the randomize option was disabled
  • Fixed issue where question slides wouldn’t reset to initial state in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the Retry Quiz button wouldn’t work in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where word bank questions wouldn’t work in HTML5 output when viewed locally
  • Fixed issue where drag-and-drop interactions wouldn’t work in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where answer choices would overlap when shuffled in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the Enter key wouldn’t work in essay questions in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where the disabled state on a button would be ignored in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where player features would be wrong for some slides in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where hidden player tabs would appear in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where menu levels would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where logo would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content wouldn’t play (Error loading story_content/data.xml)
  • Fixed issue where audio or video wouldn’t resume after pausing base layer in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where rotated text or background color would be missing in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where HTML5 content wouldn’t always launch in a Saba LMS
  • Fixed various undo/redo issues
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions
Update 2 (1212.1412) was released December 14, 2012:
  • Added feature for lossless image optimization when publishing for mobile
  • Added support for custom player tabs in HTML5 output
  • Improved HTML5 output to reduce redrawing the canvas in some browsers
  • Improved audio support for HTML5 output in mobile Safari in iOS 6 and later
  • Enhanced video encoding for faster processing and publishing
  • Increased system memory allocation to improve performance on some systems
  • Fixed issue where ContainerCanNotOpen error could occur and project wouldn't save
  • Fixed issue where .story files could become corrupt in some scenarios
  • Fixed issue where the Insert > Character window would display a red X
  • Fixed issue where character with perspective shadow would have a white background
  • Fixed issue where photographic character would not display when the Insert > Character window was maximized
  • Fixed issue where top or bottom of slide would be cut off when previewed or published
  • Fixed issue where base layer objects were missing when replaying a slide
  • Fixed issue where slide layers wouldn’t display when returning to the same slide multiple times
  • Fixed issue where a slide layer couldn't be duplicated if it included one or more markers
  • Fixed issue where label text for markers on duplicated slide layers wouldn't get exported for translation
  • Fixed issue where screen recordings couldn't be cut, copied, duplicated, or imported
  • Fixed issue where score would be 100% with a status of Failed in Articulate Online or an LMS
  • Fixed issue where text with different font sizes was improperly aligned
  • Fixed issue where text animated by first level paragraph couldn’t be hidden
  • Fixed issue where Hindi text would display incorrectly in player tabs or would be missing
  • Fixed issue where Russian text would display incorrectly in player tabs
  • Fixed issue where PowerPoint presentations with Russian text could fail to import
  • Fixed issue where OpenType (OTF) fonts are incorrect when previewing or publishing
  • Fixed issue where printed quiz results would display in original language rather than translated language
  • Fixed issue where smart quotes would add extra space in the Notes panel
  • Fixed issue where quotation marks would cause fill-in-the-blank and text entry questions to be scored incorrectly
  • Fixed issue where special characters in slide titles would make the sidebar menu disappear in published output
  • Fixed issue where items in a scrolling panel or grouped object could not be reordered in the timeline
  • Fixed issue where lengthy text in the resume prompt would hide the Yes and No response buttons in Flash output
  • Fixed issue where a portion of text in an Essay response could not be selected
  • Fixed issue where right-to-left text would display incorrectly in some quiz feedback/review elements
  • Fixed issue where text in Matching Drop-down and Sequence Drop-down questions would overflow drop-down containers during quiz review
  • Fixed issue where formatting copied to the answer choice box from a button via Format Painter would not display when previewed or published
  • Fixed issue where text would change color in the Chalkboard theme
  • Fixed issue where resources with the same filename but different file extensions would have the same icon
  • Fixed issue where smart quotes in variable values would prevent Tin Can API content from resuming properly
  • Fixed issue where an error—“Unable to connect to the server”—could occur when viewing HTML5 content from Articulate Online in mobile Safari
  • Fixed issue where a quiz could not be retried in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where quiz score would not display on result slide in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where slide would go blank when submitting interactions in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where grouped objects couldn't be dropped in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where drag and drop interactions would display incorrectly during quiz review in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where animated GIF would have a pink background in HTML5 output
  • Fixed various issues in HTML5 output
  • Fixed various issues with special characters and diacritical marks (such as accents, umlauts, and tildes)
  • Fixed various issues with the way themes/slide masters are handled
  • Fixed various issues for systems using 16-bit color depth
  • Fixed various issues with the way states are displayed
  • Fixed various undo/redo issues
  • Fixed miscellaneous publishing irregularities
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions
Update 1 (1208.1316) was released August 8, 2012:
  • Added support for Tin Can API
  • Added support for translation via Microsoft Word and XLIFF export
  • Added support for Articulate Online reporting and private content in the Articulate Mobile Player
  • Added support for triggering the Previous button
  • Added support for the quiz timer up to 300 minutes
  • Added support for the Glossary tab in HTML5 output
  • Added support for the Notes tab in HTML5 output
  • Added support for JavaScript triggers in HTML5 output
  • Added support for the Exit Course trigger in HTML5 output
  • Added support for custom text labels (localization) in HTML5 output
  • Added support for the following built-in languages in player text labels and screen recording captions:
    • Arabic
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • Greek
    • Hungarian
    • Hebrew
    • Hindi
    • Indonesian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Swedish
    • Turkish
    • Vietnamese
  • Fixed issue that would lead to a corrupt file when working on a network drive
  • Fixed issue with Arabic text spacing
  • Fixed issue with the "When object dragged over" trigger
  • Fixed issue with publishing a project when the title is blank
  • Fixed issue with launching a Lightbox when the slide starts
  • Fixed issue with a specific file failing to preview or publish
  • Fixed issue where .storytemplate file would not open properly
  • Fixed issue where right-to-left text wouldn't work as expected in quiz slides
  • Fixed issue where the timer would not properly reset upon retry
  • Fixed issue where the Submit, Previous, and Next buttons would flash while Lightbox content loaded
  • Fixed issue where the published folder name would not update properly in rare scenarios
  • Fixed issue where objects with an ampersand in the name would create a corrupt manifest file
  • Fixed issue where a text entry field loses focus on step-by-step Try slides
  • Fixed issue where file names in the Recent Projects list would be truncated
  • Fixed issue where Insert > Character window wasn't visible in multiple monitor configurations
  • Fixed issue where a generic GDI+ error could occur
  • Fixed issue where the player color and slide background color were not correct in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where points were not counted for incorrect answers in HTML5 output
  • Fixed issue where audio would not always play when navigating via the menu in HTML5 output
  • Fixed various LMS and Articulate Online reporting issues in HTML5 output
  • Fixed miscellaneous exceptions
Articulate Storyline (1205.123) was released May 1, 2012. 

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