Publishing to Word Storyboard

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PowerPoint is the ideal content creation tool for media-rich presentations and e-learning courses. Articulate Presenter is, of course, the best way to publish your finished product to the Web or your LMS. So what’s the missing ingredient here? Collaborative development.

Whether you’re the member of a marketing team working on the quarterly update for your VP, or a subject matter expert working with a designer, everyone needs a little help from a friend or colleague.

PowerPoint isn’t the best at handling collaborative content development, but Articulate Presenter allows you to leverage the built-in “Track Changes” feature of Word.


How? you ask. Simple. Use Articulate Presenter to publish your PowerPoint content to a Word Storyboard. You can publish the entire contents of your PowerPoint file (images, notes, etc.), or you can choose to publish only the notes. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Articulate -> Publish.
  2. Select Word Document.
  3. Choose Word Storyboard or Word Notes.
  4. Complete the Publish Wizard as normal.

Once you’ve created your Word doc, you can email it around for input and ask your team to send the document back to you. Then it’s a matter of a simple cut ‘n paste job back into PowerPoint (for text), or incorporating any other feedback your team may have.

You’ll even see helpful details about slide duration and whether the slide is set to advance automatically or by user.

Download sample Word Storyboard (you may recognize this Storyboard from the Intranet entry in this blog).

2 responses to “Publishing to Word Storyboard”


I’ve tried publishing to MS Word, but there is no “Word Storyboard or Word Notes” option. The sample storyboard file doesn’t look the same as the resulting Word file that I get. My Word document looks like what is described in your other tutorial ( I’m confused. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Wes Lakenan // Posted at 12:09 pm on July 3rd, 2013

Hi there Wes!

The blog post is a few years old and for Presenter, so I’m not sure the options are going to be the same, especially if you’re using Storyline (that’s what I’m assuming, given that the results you’re seeing are similar to the ones in the other tutorial you linked).

If you continue to have trouble with this, you’re always welcome to post your questions over on our forums:

Thanks Wes and have a great day!

Christine Hendrickson // Posted at 5:33 pm on July 8th, 2013

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