pdf in Storyline file run in App

I think I know the answer but.....

If you publish Storyline and view it on an iPad using the Articulate App, pdf files will NOT work. I wanted to create a Storyline file that users would view and download for offline viewing using the App. The problem is I want to include pdf docs that would appear in webobject windows. Is there any tricks to make this work?

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Garry Nordenstam

Michael Gallagher said:

I think I know the answer but.....

If you publish Storyline and view it on an iPad using the Articulate App, pdf files will NOT work. I wanted to create a Storyline file that users would view and download for offline viewing using the App. The problem is I want to include pdf docs that would appear in webobject windows. Is there any tricks to make this work?


Yes it's possible to get it to work. I need to get back to my office to get you the steps I took.

Garry Nordenstam

Unfortunately, you cannot just save a PDF to an iPad for offline viewing. you need an app that can save PDF files on the iPad. That is the way it works in iOS.

There is no folder file structure like you have on a computer. Documents and files are saved within apps that are compatible with those files for viewing and/or editing. For example, the GoodReader App, Adobe Reader, and iBooks all let you download and save a PDF, which you can then access through that App.

A Web Object in Storyline is going to require an active connection to display the object, regardless of the object type - be it a PDF, and HMTL page, or a Google Doc.

--Garry

Garry Nordenstam

Gerry Wasiluk said:

Will all of your learners have gone to the App Store and installed Adobe Reader from there?  If not, a non-PDF solution may sometimes be better.


You don't necessarily need Adobe Reader on the iPad to view a PDF document. It's built in for several of the native Apps like the Mobile Safari Browser and Email.

I don't have Adobe Reader installed on my iPad, and when I run my course programmed as described above (using a Web Object), the PDF appears inline in my course. It's completely scrollable within the layer it appears on.