Launching a pdf via button click
Heard from a Storyline user today who wanted to make a PDF available via a button on a slide. Storyline offers a really easy way to do this, so I thought I'd post here in the forums in case others might be interested.
Once you add a button to your slide, you can add a trigger to the button which will "Jump to URL/File," and for the File field, click the "Load file" button (it's the one with the ellipsis) and then select the PDF from wherever it resides on your hard drive. Your trigger will end up looking kinda like this (although in this screen grab, my path is too long to see the actual pdf filename, but trust me, it's there ):
When you publish, a copy of your file will be bundled along with your other output, so you don't have to host the file someplace else or fuss with relative hyperlinks. In case you're wondering, the file will be in this location within your published output:
[Course Name] output/story_content/external_files/[yourfile.pdf]
You can also use a similar technique to add resources to text or shapes or images - check out this tutorial for details: Insert > Hyperlink trigger.