How to publish a Storyline 3 Project after Flash stops?

Jan 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Please help ........
I have a project designed on Storyline 3, and I want to publish it after support stops for all Flash activities early this year. The project is purely educational for my students, and I want to convert it into an executable file that can be executed on several computers, noting that I do not see in front of me in the options when publishing any choice through which I can convert my project to HTML. May I have any help, please?

6 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Wagih,

You can change the format for publishing. 

When you get to the Publish window, click the current Formats item to open the Publish Formats window: 

In the Publish Formats window, move the slider to the "HTML5" position. Then click the OK button. 

At that point, complete the publishing process.

Katie Riggio

Hello, Adi!

Great question. 

There isn't a way to tell whether the HTML5/Flash or the Flash/HTML5 format was selected just by looking at the published zip file. You can, however, tell which format was used by viewing the hosted content in a web browser [updateor by using the technique below].

  • HTML5/Flash: This publishes a course as HTML5 first with Flash fallback. Learners will see HTML5 output if they're using a supported HTML5 browser. If not, they'll see Flash output.
  • Flash/HTML5: This publishes a course as Flash first with HTML5 fallback. Learners will see Flash output if they're using a Flash-enabled browser. If not, they'll see HTML5 output.

Here's a quick video demo for a visual guide. Let me know if that helps!

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Katie Riggio

Hi again, Adi!

Great move to open a support case as well, and I'm glad our team found a technique to unlock that! I'll share Dexter's trick below:

If you'd like to know whether a zip file was published in the html5/flash or flash/html5 format, try these steps:

1. Unzip the file and then look for the index_lms.html file.

2. Open that file using a text editor and search for runtimeOrder.

3. If the runtimeOrder line looks like the following string, then it was published as html5/flash:

runtimeOrder: [{"type":"html5","url":"index_lms_html5.html"},{"type":"flash","url":"index_lms_flash.html"}]

If it looks like the strong below, then it was published as flash/html5:

runtimeOrder: [{"type":"flash","url":"index_lms_flash.html"},{"type":"html5","url":"index_lms_html5.html"}]