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 ( was helpful but was hoping there is an easier way to to this in Storyline.  Thanks!

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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Ed,

The "jump to file trigger" and the Resource tab don't work on the iPad within the mobile player as documented here. Are you viewing the Mobile player output or the HTML5 output? If the latter you'll want to make sure you're viewing in mobile safari and if you're still experiencing odd behavior we'll want to take a look at the problematic file. 

Edward Nothnagle

I have a question about inserting a document link nto SL -- it works fine, but I'm working with a freelancer and when she gives me the source .story files the paths to the documents are all her local computer, so therefore break when I publish the file. Is there a way that she can create a folder structure that  I can duplicate so I don't have to relink every document link if I make a change to the source file and need to republish?


Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Edward,

You'll need to have the files and link to them locally as well. Perhaps your freelancer could also look at publishing the files and then provide you with all the files/folders (publish and pre-publish). You could also look at including the files as a part of the Player Resource tab and link them as described here.  Then you can share the player resources as described here. A bit more steps for your freelancer - so I guess it all depends on what your needs are and budget for time of the freelancer.