Open a local PDF file from Storyline ?
Apr 22, 2013
I have a PDF in my Storyline published folder: /story_content/external_files.
I created a hotspot in Storyline and then created a trigger Jump to URL/File.
I clicked on the [...] button and selected the PDF file from the above folder and set it to open in a new browser window.
After publishing I am able to open the PDF when playing on my own computer but I cannot view it on other computers. I notice the path in the trigger is pointing specifically to a folder on my hard drive. So I tried shortening the path to the subfolders under story.html.
Worked locally but not on other computers.
For grins I tried using forward slashed: story_content/external_files/myfile.pdf
No luck. Is this a matter of syntax or am I not following the correct procedure for linking to the file in such a way that it will be published with the story and playable on any computer?
Can someone give me an idiot's guide to doing this? Seems like it should be simple and fool proof.