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Tonya Bovender

To anyone who knows how to open a PDF file from the Resources drop-down list in the player so that the PDF file is displayed in the player, please add in your two cents! I need to list several PDF files and would like them to open in the player, but the Edit Resource window only allows links to a URL or a file location. I need to add code or a trigger to call the file to open in the player, if that is possible.

Thanks in advance for any help!

 

Tonya Bovender

I am trying to open a PDF file from the drop-down list from the Resources option in the actual player. 

Under the Player Properties, you can click on Resources and specify files to open. The client doesn't want them to open in a separate browser window, but in the actual player to keep the user in the course. 

When you click to Add Resource, the only options are a URL or file location. Those options both open the files in a separate browser window. I want them to open inside the player.

I can open a PDF file from the actual player menu if I add it as a standalone option and by calling a web object get it to open in the player, but when I try to add it to the drop-down list automatically created by the Resources option, the files only open in a separate browser window.

Does all of that make sense?

Thank you!