A way to make Exit/Exit now take you back to the page you were on?


I have a tutorial that is accessed from a portal. When the learner finishes, Exit/Exit Now wants to close the web page they are viewing. I'd like the tutorial to close, and for the user to be returned to the portal page from which the tutorial was launched.  Is there a way to do this?

Also, I seem to have really bad luck with the Search feature.  I searched for "exit" and got zero hits.  I have a hard time believing this question hasn't been asked before!!!

This question pertains to Articulate '09.


Janet B.

4 Replies
Emily Ruby

Hello Janet!

If you use the Exit button in Presenter ’09 presentations, the button will  close the browser window. You can get around this restriction by specifying that the player will launch in a new window.

To setup the player to launch in a new window:

  1. Select Articulate Player Templates
  2. Select the Other tab
  3. Select Launch presentation in new window

This will set your presentation to always launch in a new window and allow the Exit button to close the window as expected and it will only close the launched window.

Hope this helps.

Janet Bernhards


Thank you for this. It's a good start, but now I have a new, related problem. I was experimenting with the options of have controls displayed or not, and being able to resize the window.  I did four different scenarios with the player template and published them to see what they'd look like.  It's making me totally crazy because the published results did not seem to match the checkmarks.  AND, when I did it a second time, being sure to match which boxes I checked with the screen results (which I did the first time), I got different result!!!!!!

What I want to happen is for the tutorial to fill the screen, and for there to be no browser controls, like active tabes and directional arrows.

I chose the option of a checkmark in Display window with no browser controls, and I left the resize option blank.

Yet........ when published, I had tabls and arrows....

I am really puzzed, because in another test, I checked both boxes, and I had no tabs or arrows, as expected, but I could resize, as expected.

Any thoughts?  Can it have anything to do with my browser cache or something that needs to be cleared.  I'm ready for the loony bin!!!


Janet Bernhards

And... not only that, but the file behaves differently depending on whether I open it from "Open Presentation"  right after it was published, versus launching it from the player file.

I have a new thought on this. Perhaps it's because the file isn't really posted on the web yet. You would think I should be able to see it, however, as requested......... however, given the many flavors, maybe I'm going about this in the wrong way.........and I need my web person to post them all.


Emily Ruby

Hello Janet!

you do want to make sure you are testing this in its intended environment to make sure it acts as you need.

If you view published content on your local computer, you'll encounter security restrictions related to your web browser and Adobe Flash Player that may cause various features to fail. To avoid these local security restrictions, view your content in the environment for which it was published:

  • Web: Upload your presentation to a web server and view the content with a valid http address.
  • LMS: Upload your presentation to your LMS, then login as an end-user and view the course.
  • Articulate Online: Upload your presentation to your Articulate Online account.
  • Offline: If you'll be distributing your content offline, publish for CD.

If you don't have access to a web server, here are a few free options to consider:

  • Tempshare: This is a free service provided by Articulate for testing Storyline content. Note: Uploaded files will be deleted after 10 days.
  • Amazon S3: Amazon S3 offers free hosting with generous usage limits. If you go over your limit, you'll be charged a graduated fee.
  • Dropbox: Place your published output in the Public folder in your Dropbox account to share it with others.
  • Google Drive: Change the story.html file to index.html and set the sharing permissions to Public.Here's how.

If you are intending to view this on a LMS, you can test at the SCORM Cloud, the industry standard for testing.