Embedding Attachments on Slide

Hey Gang,

My team has been experiencing a small issue when linking documents to slides via the Trigger Wizard (not the Resources Tab). See below:

We usually have multiple developers work on our projects and we noticed that if Developer A creates the links/triggers to the documents, but Develop B publishes the course, the linked documents go missing. We figured that this is because Storyline doesn't "embed" the documents until the course is published, and because the links were added by Developer A, the links wouldn't be pointing to the correct location when Developer B publishes the course from their computer.

Are there any workarounds or other options to avoid this? 

7 Replies
Walt Hamilton

How does the .story file get passed around?  If it is sent from one dev to another, send the folder with the documents along.

If the .story file resides on a commonly accessible location, put a folder for the linked files there, too.

You can probably get away with putting the documents folder on a network share, and they will be packaged when you publish.

Upside  Learning

Hi Tim,

Sharing a workaround that we have used previously.

While embedding files, just insert the file name in the trigger wizard in File tab and publish the course.

Place the file you've embedded in the output folder where the story.html file is present.

Let us know if this helps.

Regards,

 

Matthew Bibby

Yeah I used to do the same thing... I'd add the documents to a resources folder  and then link to them in Storyline as /resources/filename.pdf.

After publishing, I just needed to drop the resources folder into the output folder.

This approach has caused issues with some of the more picky LMS's as these files and folders haven't been declared in the imsmanifest.xml. If that happens, just add the correct references to the list at the bottom of the xml file:

<file href="resources/filename.pdf"/>