Help with printing and other stuff

Jan 09, 2015

Hi and HELP!

I created a test to go with a webinar recording. I published it as an HTML5 file. I want to make the story available to users via an Intranet. Basically, here's what I want to happen:

Users go to and open a folder entitled: FASTRACT Tests. In the folder are 19 icons with links to each of 19 different webinar sessions (FT Lesson 1, FT Lesson 2, etc.). Within each session folder is the FT Lesson * - Storyline output folder housing the test created in SL2. The Storyline folder will not be visible/accessible to users.

The tests are to open when users click on an icon in the FASTRACT Tests folder. After completing the test, they are to print a copy of it and give the copy to their supervisor.

Here's the help I need:

I'm assuming that if I have the entire SL folder for each test in the FT Tests folder, the story will play without problems. Is that correct?
Assuming that I have an icon (first page of each test) that users click to launch the test. To which file is the link connected?  *.HTML?
Finally, I tried printing the test results using the print button automatically formatted in the results page by SL. It didn't work. My printer is on my personal network by WIFI. What do I have to do to print the test results?

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Alan,

You'll need to include the entire contents of the published output folder within your site and link to the story.html file to launch. 

In regards to printing, are you using the print results button or your own Javascript element? The print results button will generate a new HTML page, but it will be up to the user to actually choose to print it or save it as a PDF for example. You may want to provide directions as such to your users. If you're using Javascript, it's something I'm unable to assist with but hopefully the community can chime in here. 

Alan Landers

Hi Ashley,

Thank you. I thought it had to be the entire folder.

I don't understand your instructions regarding printing. I am using the
print results button and NOT a javascript element. When I press that button,
nothing seems to happen. Where do I find the HTML page?

Again, thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

Alan Landers


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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Alan,

First off, I wanted to point out that when you reply via email your entire signature is included. You can edit the post to remove that information if you'd like. 

In regards to the printing, you should see a new HTML window generated when clicking the print button. If you're not seeing it, it may be a browser or intranet security issue - so I'd look into testing a few different browser, or even testing within a web server. There are a few free options detailed here you could use for testing. 

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