Web-object not being published with presentation


I've recently started using articulate and have very little technical background!

Today I followed a tutorial to show me how to import Captivate 5 screen captures into Articulate (create html coding and index's and inserting into Articulate as a web object - which was pushing me to my technical capabilities!).

This worked within the preview, but as I continued to build my articulate presentation, including a number of engages and normal powerpoint slides, I published to a folder.

When I play the published version it won't play the web objects. They are still there in the normal preview and normal powerpoint.

The index and swf files are also in the published 'data' folders.

Could someone please advise?!

Thank you!

5 Replies
Peter Anderson

Welcome to Heroes, Rachel!

Congrats on making it this far on your maiden voyage! 

You should not test web content offline due to browser and Flash player security restrictions. If you are distributing your content offline, you should publish for CD and launch the presentation via Launch_presentation.exe. If you are planning on distributing your content online, you should upload the content to the server it will be hosted on and test it there. 

To learn more about publishing an EXE from Presenter '09, please see the link below: 


Is that helpful?

Iris Nunn

Would this be why I am having trouble viewing an Xcelsius (as a web object) on a drive that is not my C: \drive?

I am able to view the presentation perfectly on my C:\drive, but once I copy the published files to another network drive (so others can view), I lose the Xcelsius object.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Peter Anderson

Could very well be the case, Iris. If you're experiencing unexpected issues using Articulate software, here are some tips for managing your files which can help prevent issues.

1.  Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 

2. You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).

3.  Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names.

Additional information regarding "Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces" in Windows operating systems can be found in the following Microsoft article: