Compatibility with Previous Versions

Projects created with older versions of Storyboard Designer can be used directly with newer versions of Storyboard Designer, but may require additional import steps to update to the newer version. When migrating to new versions of Storyboard Suite save and archive a snapshot of the project if you plan to update it with an older Storyboard Designer environment.

To use a Storyboard project from an earlier release than it was created (e.g., using a version 4.x project with a version 3.x environment), the best approach is to 'back migrate' the project using a Storyboard Engine export and then a Storyboard Engine import. The export to a Storyboard Engine creates a runtime file (*.gapp) from the design file (*.gde). The Storyboard Engine file contains only the information required to run the application and does not contain all of the design material (such as notes and unused layers) so that content will be lost. Features that are not present or used by the older Storyboard version will be lost on import since it is not possible to use them with an older environment.