Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the user interface, part of Articulate Storyline 2 First Look.
Let's begin now by getting you comfortable with the new user interface here in Storyline Two. If you're already a Storyline user, you'll find your way around no problem. But you'll notice some very nice changes. Now when you first launch Storyline Two, you are presented with this familiar splash screen that contains the built-into tutorials and links to additional resources over here on the right hand side. Down the left is where you go to start a brand New Project or Record your Screen for Screen Casting. Import files.
Any projects you've been working on will appear on the Recent list so you can get back to them quickly. And its down here in the bottom left corner, where it says, browse for more that you will go to browse to Open files that don't appear on the Recent list. I'm just going to open up a file here, K-E-N-H orientation,. And this is one that was created in Storyline. The original Storyline. So, look what happens when we click Open, when trying to open a Storyline One file. We see this little pop-up indicating the project was built in a previous version of Storyline and we need to upgrade it if we want to be able to access it.
And of course, not to worry a backup of the original file is going to be created and stored in the same location as the file that you're upgrading. So clicking Upgrade is going to do exactly that. And of course, this allows you to revert back to your original file if for any reason this upgrade fails. All right. Once the file opens here, you're presented with this fully modernized and decluttered UI. It still resembles PowerPoint, but it's more like PowerPoint 2013. Up in the top left corner, we have our Quick Access toolbar with the Default buttons of Save, Undo and Redo.
And the little drop-down because we can customize our Quick Access toolbar just like we can in PowerPoint. I'm just click off to the edge here to close that up. The ribbon is flatter and cleaner. There's no 3D effects and shadows. So flat tabs across the top. If we go to View for example and click there, you can see the groups. The buttons are flatter. Let's switch to Slide view. That changes are view to Slide view with the different pains that appear on your screen. Like the timeline across the bottom. Then we have scenes over here on the left.
Notice the panes on the right, like Triggers and Slide Layers. One thing that's going to be nice and easy to do now is to rearrange these panes. For example, if you go up to the Title area, where it says Triggers and click and drag, you can now undock these panes and move them around your screen. Imagine now and typically you'll see this with designers, you have multiple screens. You can click and drag these right off onto a separate screen to really unclutter your work area. That's a nice little feature.
And of course, when it's time for you to redock all you have to is click the little icon in the top right corner of each of these panes and they're redocked in their original locations. The only other thing that's changed a little bit is where you'll find some of the commands are in a more logical placement. For example, if we go to the Insert tab here on the ribbon. Move over to Controls and click the drop-down. You'll notice for example, we have Hotspots showing up here and Data entry under Controls. Just close that up by clicking an empty space on the ribbon.
So, while you won't have any difficulty finding the various features and functions you are accustomed to using Storyline. You will find this newly designed UI here in Storyline Two to feel more modern, uncluttered and easy to modify.