Controlling a web object in Storyline

Nov 19, 2012

Hi all,

I am attempting to play around with the web object functionality within Storyline. I currently have a web object pointing to a PDF document and I am wondering if there is any way we can control what is happening in the PDF in Storyline. For example, you click on "button x" within Storyline and the PDF jumps to "heading x" and perhaps some audio plays. Is something like this possible? 



4 Replies
Geert De Rycke

Hi Ian,

It is the application that opens your PDF that will dictate what you can do with it.

From my experience, it is not much. We have all our regulation in PDF format and for ages we've been looking at the feature you describe.

It seems that we we're always stuck on the limitation of only 1 pdf object active as web object at a time.

perhaps if you ad a geature request it mihjt be considered for one of the next update

Here's a link to the feature request page



Ian Monk

Yeah, we have generally done the same.

We have a new client that wants to take all of their PDF files and convert them to trackable eLearning, but because the content doesn't lend itself to eLearning, we were thinking of approaching it in a different way. For example, rather than utilizing our resources to recreate the material as an eLearning tutorial, we could just insert the original pdf as a web object and add interaction (hotspots, audio, hyperlinks, etc) within storyline.

I'm beginning to accept that this is not possible.


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