Embed a PDF?

Oct 20, 2021

Hello, community!

I need to embed a PDF onto a course slide in Storyline so that it opens up as a PDF. The PDF has a button in it that opens up an email and attaches the PDF to the email.

I tried uploading the PDF to SharePoint and embedding a link to it in the course, however the button function in the PDF doesn't work when I do that, even if I instruct them to download the PDF first.

Any ideas from you brilliant folks are appreciated!


3 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Shari,

You can attach a PDF using the Open URL/file trigger. That embeds the file within the published course files. The file opens when the user clicks the link (or whatever is used to execute the trigger). 

FYI: Unfortunately, the user's browser settings will determine whether the file will open in a new browser window or a new browser tab. You can't control that from Storyline. (Well, I suppose you could with JavaScript. But I can't help you with that.)