Get 16 Enhancements & Office 2010 Support with Studio ’09 Update 7


Yesterday we enabled in-product update notification for Studio ’09 Update 7, which contains 16 product enhancements and bug fixes across our desktop authoring suite of tools. Released September 16, 2010, this update includes all previous enhancements and bug fixes for Updates 1-6, so when you download Update 7, you’ll have the latest and greatest version of Studio ’09.

What’s new?

For a variety of reasons, we never enabled in-product notification when we released Update 6 on May 20, 2010, so some of you may also be benefiting from an additional 24 enhancements and bug fixes that were included in Update 6.

Here are some highlights about what’s new since Studio ’09 Update 5:

  • All Studio ’09 Products: Added support for in-product deactivation (useful if moving your license from an old computer to a new computer)
  • Presenter ’09, Quizmaker ’09, Engage ’09: Added support for Office 2010
  • Presenter ’09: Added support for .NET 4
  • Quizmaker ’09 & Engage ’09: Fixed issue where a McAfee Anti-Virus bug would cause .NET applications to open slowly on first launch

And more!

Review the detailed release notes to learn more about what else was addressed in each product update:

How do I upgrade?

  • Already have Studio ’09 installed? Get this update by opening Presenter ’09, Quizmaker ’09, Engage ’09, or Video Encoder ’09 and clicking Help -> Check for Updates.
  • Don’t have Studio ’09 installed? Download a free 30-day trial now.
  • Older Customers: Learn how to upgrade to Studio ’09.

Note that updating will never affect existing projects.


15 responses to “Get 16 Enhancements & Office 2010 Support with Studio ’09 Update 7”


When I go to Help -> Check for Updates it says that no updates are available at this time.

Ivan Cespedes // Posted at 10:46 am on September 23rd, 2010

Hi Ivan- you may already be using the latest updates. If you go to Help -> About, what version number are you using?

Here are the latest version numbers for the Update 7 products:

* Presenter ’09: 6.3.1009.1313
* Quizmaker ’09: 3.3.1009.1313
* Engage ’09: 2.3.1009.1313
* Video Encoder ’09: 1.3.1009.1313

gabe // Posted at 10:56 am on September 23rd, 2010

* Presenter ’09: 6.3.1005.1623
* Quizmaker ’09: 3.3.1005.1623
* Engage ’09: 2.3.1005.1623
* Video Encoder ’09: 1.3.1005.1623

Ivan Cespedes // Posted at 11:12 am on September 23rd, 2010

Thanks, Ivan. So you’re using Update 6 and your firewall may be blocking the check for updates. You can get Update 7 here.

gabe // Posted at 12:16 pm on September 23rd, 2010

Thanks, I downloaded/updated succesfully!

Ivan Cespedes // Posted at 1:08 pm on September 23rd, 2010

does presenter 09 now supports office 2010?

john mcfloyd // Posted at 11:43 am on September 26th, 2010

Hi John- Yes. Update 6 and later supports Office 2010.

gabe // Posted at 9:35 am on September 27th, 2010

Gabe, my understanding is that only the 32 bit Office 2010 is supported with 09. Also, can you confirm that the entire Suite (not just Presenter)is supported by Office 2010?

Lincoln // Posted at 4:34 pm on November 8th, 2010

Lincoln- right, 32-bit version of Office 2010 is only one supported (Microsoft recommends the same for any add-ons or ActiveX controls).

Presenter is the only product that is integrated directly with any Office product (PowerPoint), but the others are compatible with Office 2010, yes (e.g., if you’re publishing to Word 2010 from Quizmaker ’09 or Engage ’09).

gabe // Posted at 4:42 pm on November 8th, 2010

I am trying to use Presenter (trial version), but when I click on the “record narration” tab I get this message: “Your Articulate Presenter project needs to be upgraded to the new Articulate Presenter ’09 file format” and is as far as I can get. What do I have to do?

Tommaso // Posted at 12:58 pm on November 12th, 2010

Hi Tommaso,

Can you please submit a case and we’ll help you out?

Justin Wilcox // Posted at 4:21 pm on November 12th, 2010

I forgot to mention that this case is with a PPT 2010 presentation on my own template. How do I convert it into an Articulate Presenter template?

Tommaso // Posted at 5:21 pm on November 12th, 2010


I’ve just downloaded a trial version of studio pro 09. I’m using office 2010 64 bit and I can;t use any functions with the Articulate tab in powerpoint. I’m receiving the error message “Compile error in Hidden module: bConstantsAndAPIDeclarations.

Can you help?

Thanks Steve

Steve // Posted at 1:04 am on December 6th, 2010

Hi Steve- thanks for the comment. Only the 32-bit version of Office 2010 will work with Articulate Presenter ’09.

gabe // Posted at 2:47 pm on December 6th, 2010

When is the next major version release (2011/12 etc?). I need to upgrade to 64bit windows AND buy an additiional license but am stuck now.

Dennis // Posted at 3:35 am on January 24th, 2011

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