Linking to another story file (javascript?)

So, here's what I am trying to accomplish: I am using Storyline to simulate a system interaction. To make it as realistic as possible, I created two separate storyline files, one for the content that introduces the system and one for the actual simulation. I set the simulation story to a specific size that mimics how the system (an image viewer) will be displayed. I want the user to click a button from the initial storyline published output to launch the other in a new window (locked at optimal size, no browser controls.)

What I did to try to accomplish this was to publish the simulation story to launch in a new window. Then I opened the launcher window and copied the javascript and created a button in the introductory story to execute a javascript and pasted what I copied from the launcher window. But this is not working. I really don't know anything about javascript, though. Does anyone have any idea about what I might be doing wrong or another way to accomplish this?

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Stephen Brodeur

Hi Michael, the js snippet is below. Note that I updated the g_strStartPage variable to show the full URL instead of just the story.html file.

  
   var Safari =  (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Safari") >= 0);
   
   var g_bChromeless = true;
   var g_bResizeable = false;
   var g_nContentWidth = 807;
   var g_nContentHeight = 827;
   var g_strStartPage = "story.html";
   var g_strBrowserSize = "default";
  
   function LaunchContent()
   {
    var nWidth = screen.availWidth;
    var nHeight = screen.availHeight;

    if (nWidth > g_nContentWidth && nHeight > g_nContentHeight && g_strBrowserSize != "fullscreen")
    {
     nWidth = g_nContentWidth;
     nHeight = g_nContentHeight;
     
     if (!Safari && !g_bChromeless)
     {
      nWidth += 17;
     }
    }

    // Build the options string
    var strOptions = "width=" + nWidth +",height=" + nHeight;
    if (g_bResizeable)
    {
     strOptions += ",resizable=yes"
    }
    else
    {
     strOptions += ",resizable=no"
    }

    if (g_bChromeless)
    {
     strOptions += ", status=0, toolbar=0, location=0, menubar=0, scrollbars=0";
    }
    else
    {
     strOptions += ", status=1, toolbar=1, location=1, menubar=1, scrollbars=1";
    }

    // Launch the URL
    if (Safari)
    {
     var oWnd = window.open("", "_blank", strOptions);
     oWnd.location = g_strStartPage;
    }
    else
    {
     window.open(g_strStartPage , "_blank", strOptions);
    }
   }