Can I attach or embed a PDF?

I see the "insert hyperlink" option and "insert a web object" option, but don't see the attach/insert option for PDFs and other files.

This discussion thread (http://www.articulate.com/support/kb_article.php?product=ap9&id=4debap8b3v8v) was helpful but was hoping there is an easier way to to this in Storyline.  Thanks!

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Toni Krasnic

Thanks.

What I had in mind was one case study per slide. The case study would be in the 1-2 page pdf and the question would be on the slide. I could web embed the case study but thought attaching a pdf would be easier. I also could add the scrolling panel (http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/adding-scrolling-panels.aspx).

Mike Enders

Thanks Aroldo,

Also, for those viewing this thread....if you wish to have one file per slide, an easy way to accomplish this is to simply add a button on your slide and then trigger it to jump to file/url.    If you then direct it to a local PDF (or some such document), and then publish your project, that PDF will get pulled into the published output and be available for download.  

Mike

Jill McNair

I followed the steps above, but my pdf is not showing.

Here is what I did...

1. Placed both the story file and the PDF on my desktop.

2. Created a shape and added a trigger: Jump to URL/File [Name of pdf] when the user clicks the shape.

3. Published, clicked the button with the trigger...nothing happens.

Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

This PDF is 6 pages long....I need to be able to display it on demand and give users the option to print it.  I am using custom navigation, so I cannot use the Resource section.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

Jill McNair

Hi Mike,

I did not see a little arrow.

I do have another question...if the PDF is updated and needs to be swapped out...is it enough to just swap out the documents in the output folder? If so, does the new PDF file have to have the same name as the old one for this to work?  OR do I need to change the trigger and republish?

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Mike Enders said:

Thanks Aroldo,

Also, for those viewing this thread....if you wish to have one file per slide, an easy way to accomplish this is to simply add a button on your slide and then trigger it to jump to file/url.    If you then direct it to a local PDF (or some such document), and then publish your project, that PDF will get pulled into the published output and be available for download.  

Mike


Thanks Mike, the "Jump to File" was exactly what I was looking for, but I didn't think to look for it there. 

Allen Way

Besides the Jump To URL/File technique, you can also use the Lightbox to show the content without ever leaving the referring slide. There was a recent tutorial on this at http://learn.articulate.com/add-a-lightbox/. Once the lightbox slide is set up you just need to change the trigger on the button to Lightbox instead of Jump to URL/file. It even works w/ PDFs as long as they are published to a web server and placed on the lightbox slide as a web object.

Great thread everybody!

--Allen

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Jeremy Sobol

Hi there,

I need to display embedded PDFs in my storyline project. This is the situation I'm up against:

  1. Published project is to be displayed on an iPad at a trade show
  2. Unreliable or no WIFI available at location of trade show
  3. I was hoping to use the storyline mobile app and would prefer to avoid using an HTML 5 published output

I've tried creating an html menu to launch the pdfs which, I then embed as a web object, but this approach doesn't work when I make the presentation "available offline" in the mobile app and disconnect the WIFI connection. I've also tried the approach described above but, as anticipated, this didn't work either.

I was wondering if anyone can offer up any workarounds?

On another note, somewhat related, it would be great if the mobile app had a feature that locked the "Available Offline" slider. The purpose of which would be to allow a presentation to be left unattended in a public environment without running the risk of having someone delete the local copy of the presentation.

Thanks,

Jeremy