What’s new in Storyline 2?

There are dozens of new features. Check them out on the Storyline 2 What’s New page.

Storyline 2 sounds great, but is it easy to use?

We've designed the user interface and features in Storyline 2 to be incredibly intuitive and familiar. You can start creating courses in Storyline right away, without training.

What's the difference between Articulate Studio and Articulate Storyline 2?

The Articulate Studio Pro suite is the fastest, easiest way to create presentation-based e-learning. It’s ideal for people who want to quickly transform PowerPoint slides into an online course. With Articulate Presenter, it’s simple to create content in PowerPoint, add form-based interactions with Articulate Engage, quickly build assessments with Articulate Quizmaker, and easily create videos with Articulate Replay.

Articulate Storyline is designed for people who want to easily create interactive e-learning courses and content. Only Articulate Storyline has slide layers, triggers, and states—the features that let you create any type of interactivity you can imagine without programming. We’ve focused on making Articulate Storyline easy yet powerful, so that it grows with you.

View Storyline versus Studio Pro for more information.

How do I upgrade to Storyline 2?

If you bought Articulate Storyline 1 with the Platinum Membership Plan, you’ll receive the Storyline 2 upgrade for free. If you don’t have a Platinum Membership Plan, you can purchase an upgrade. When you’re ready to upgrade from Storyline to Storyline 2, make sure you have your serial numbers on hand, then choose the option below that applies to you. Your order confirmation or activation email will tell you if you have a Platinum Membership Plan subscription.

You Have You Can
Storyline 1 Purchase an upgrade to Storyline 2
Storyline 1 with Platinum Membership Plan Get Storyline 2 free using PMP upgrade

If you purchased a previous version of software within 30 days of the new release, we'll give you a free upgrade to the current version. Just contact us with your order number and serial number.

Can I upgrade from Studio to Storyline 2?

Storyline 2 and Studio are distinct products, so there's no discounted upgrade path. Studio customers can upgrade to the next version of Studio at a discounted upgrade price. If you buy Storyline 2, you can import Studio content into Storyline 2, protecting your investment in Studio.

I'm an Articulate Storyline 2 customer. How can I get Articulate Replay for free?

If you buy Articulate Storyline 2 now, your purchase confirmation will include instructions on how to download Articulate Replay for free.

What are the tech specs for Articulate Storyline 2?

Authoring Content


CPU2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
Memory2 GB minimum
Available Disk Space500 MB minimum
Display1024 x 768 screen resolution (1280 x 800 or higher recommended)
MultimediaSound card, microphone, and webcam to record video and/or narration


Operating System
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later with Parallels Desktop 7+ or VMware Fusion 4+
.NET RuntimeMicrosoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later (gets installed if not present)
Adobe Flash PlayerAdobe Flash Player 10.3 or later

Compatibility and Integrations

Backward Compatibility
  • Storyline 1 content can be upgraded to Storyline 2
  • Storyline 2 content can’t be opened or edited with Storyline 1
Importing Content
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Articulate Presenter ’13
  • Articulate Quizmaker ’13
  • Articulate Engage ’13
  • Articulate Presenter ’09
  • Articulate Quizmaker ’09
  • Articulate Engage ’09
Publishing to Word Microsoft Word 2007 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
Translation Microsoft Word 2007 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)

Viewing Content

Content Format

Flash Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later, and one of the following browsers:
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version),
    Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
Apple iOS Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 7 or later on iPad
Android OS Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimized for tablets)


Screen Reader JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later (Flash output only)
Section 508 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements
WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements

Learn more about Storyline 2

Can I install Storyline 2 on my Mac?

You can install Storyline 2 on Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Apple Boot Camp. Published content can be viewed on Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms. Read best practices for using Parallels Desktop.

Is Storyline 2 available in languages other than English?

Yes. Storyline 2 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Chinese (simplified).

Will content created in Storyline 1 work in Storyline 2?

Yes, Storyline 1 projects can be upgraded to Storyline 2.

Can I import projects created in Articulate Studio products into Storyline 2?

Yes. You can import Articulate Studio ’09 and Studio ’13 content into Articulate Storyline 2. If you have Storyline 1, you can only import projects from Articulate Studio ’09.

Can I import projects created in Microsoft PowerPoint into Storyline 2?


Can I import any type of video into Storyline 2?

Yes, you can import virtually any format video into Storyline 2 without performing complex conversions.

Can I import video I created in Articulate Replay into Storyline 2?

Yes, you can import the videos you create in Articulate Replay into Storyline 2 just like any other video file.

Is Storyline 2 Section 508 accessibility compliant?

Yes, it's our goal to help people with disabilities interact as fully as possible with the e-learning courses you create in Storyline. Read about how Storyline meets Section 508 accessibility requirements.

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