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julie taylor

So we're still not getting it to work. When I send my Studio zipped file to our Mac users here, and they unzip, they get a powerpoint and a pptx file.

Can you tell me what happens when you open this file?

Do I need to package it differently than from the web?

 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Julie,

Looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email! No worries, this Peek video will show you how to remove it! But it also means that an attachment you included won't be uploaded.

You can upload it using the “ADD ATTACHMENT” button at the bottom of the reply window.  If you're seeing the .ppta and .ppt files though - it sounds like it hasn't been published yet. Are you the one publishing the course? What publish method did you choose? 

Ashley Terwilliger

Thanks Julie - if you are only sharing the zip file with them, they'd need to have Articulate Presenter installed to see and test all the elements. I'd look at publishing for Web and then uploading that to a web server - if it'll truly be for testing, upload to Tempshare It'll stay live there for 10 days. 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Julie,

From the published output the Mac users would follow the steps I shared at the beginning to double click the zip folder to extract it and then they can click the HTML or HTML5 file to open the content in their browser.

The folder you shared here only included the .ppt file and .ppta file which is not the published output. If you send them that version they'll need Presenter to open and see the interactive elements. 

Brandon Weidner

Hi Julie, 

I realize this is an old thread, but would you happen to have a written version of the video you posted above?  We have many MAC OS users who will be downloading published 360 zipfiles to run on their systems.

-- Or -- do you have a slightly slower version of the video?

Thank you,
Brandon

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Brandon,

Sure - on a Mac you'll want to do the following: 

  1. Download the zipped folder to your computer
  2. Double click the zipped folder
  3. Note, a new folder (unzipped) is automatically created and it should match your project title/file name
  4. In that new folder, look for the file that ends in _html5.html or  _html.html or index.html. (Depends on your publishing options)
  5. Double click on that file, and it should launch in your default browser.

Keep in mind, testing published content locally isn't something we'd recommend as you may encounter security restrictions as detailed here or the content may not run. 

 

Julie, just a note -  Replying via email will include your signature. You can edit out your contact information from your post if you'd like!