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Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:16 pm   Post subject: Competition

Well, Storyline is out. Apparently it has powerful navigation flexibility both structured and user defined - something John Byrant has been pleading for.

Storyline also features drag n drop, a feature I have been pleading for.

Storyline is expensive - same price as the Articulate Presenter suite.

Storyline will publish to html5.

Also, apparently it doesn't use Powerpoint, instead it has user interface that pretty much duplicates Powerpoint - how they got it by Microsoft, I don't know.


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Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:31 pm   Post subject: Re: Competition

I wouldn't hold your breath about Storyline. Remember it has been touch and go getting it ready nearly two years later than they'd started touting and I suspect it's going to be very much a beta project in progress for a long time to come. I don't even want to put myself through the agony and will ignore it for a while, I've decided. From what I've seen, it doesn't seem that earth-shattering and is certainly inadequate in some important areas, where there is no PowerPoint underpinning it. I noticed on the forums, for example, that there's no type size line-leading such as you get (and rightly expect) in PowerPoint (and therefore that are transferable to the add-ons), only the inadequate 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5... line spacing. Little things like that are crucial and are what will keep a lot of people sticking with the PowerPoint addons such as iSpring's or even Articulate's own Presenter.


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Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:21 pm   Post subject: Re: Competition

Storyline is probably a good product. Yes, it is expensive and its audience is pretty much different than ours. We will keep supporting PowerPoint users.


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Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:12 am   Post subject: Re: Competition

Stacy wrote:
Storyline is probably a good product. Yes, it is expensive and its audience is pretty much different than ours. We will keep on working with MS PowerPoint.


I would be very interested in knowing who your audience is - if it isn't instructional designers???


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Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:25 am   Post subject: Re: Competition

Btwopointoh,

I think using powerpoint as a base is a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because of it's ubiquity and ease of use.

The page turning linearity and the difficulty/challenge of inter activity is the curse of powerpoint.

My prediction is that Flash will die faster than people expect and html5 will accelerate along with better tools.


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