Downloadable pdf with user inputs in Storyline


I'm creating a course in Rise on Giving and Receiving Feedback. One activity incorporates an "emotional thermometer" (made in Storyline) for participants to label to think through how they typically react to corrective feedback. I want participants to be able to download their completed labeled thermometer after completing it, but I'm unsure how to go about this. 

I've tried the window.print() command, but the printable doc doesn't show the image of the thermometer, and I'd love there to be a way to immediately download without having to go through the "print" window. 

Here's the emotional thermometer activity:

I'm pretty new to Storyline and would love any advice/help on this! Thank you!

5 Replies
Matthew Bibby

Hi Rebecca,

There is not a straight forward way to do this. The window.print option is the simplest way, but it that doesn't work then you'll have to take a more complex approach.

If you want people to be able to download their completed activity, you could use a JavaScript library such as pdfmake to generate a PDF of the activity after passing the variables that contain their responses from Storyline to JavaScript. 

This will take a bit of programming knowledge and maybe a little hair pulling to get working... but is definitely possible. Here is a tutorial that Ryan wrote about using pdfmake in Storyline to get you started. 

Matthew Bibby
Alison L.

"[Ferris] Bibbly you're my HERO"   --NotCammron

You'd think that I'd be inspired to watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off... but no, now I just want to rewatch Archer! 

A potential issue with the other link you provided Alison is that jsPDF is no longer free for commercial use. While I prefer it to pdfmake (probably because their website is so pretty), paying for commercial use may be an issue for some and if I remember correctly... it's not cheap.