Print a certificate or last slide

Hi everyone,

I've seen a few posts on this topic, however I haven't seen an awesome solution for me just yet

I want to print a certificate of completion at the end of my storyline modules - what is the best way to do that? Would it be easier to include the certificate in the Module and have a print button? What are the best options, experts? 

This is my first project so I'm still learning :)

Thank you,
Erin 

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Lynda Stafford

I'm also fairly new, which may explain why the thread above seems confusing to me.  On one of the tutorial pages, it explains how to create a certificate. Using the file provided in the tutorial, I was able to do this easily, without having to download any extra files. I was tried publishing it a couple of f ways, and it seems to work perfectly. Was also able to print it, no trouble.

Here is the link to the tutorial. http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/adding-text-variables.aspx

Am I missing something? 

I am telling a new client that we can do this, so if t here's some reason it won't work, please let me know.
Thanks! 

Lynda Stafford

right click and selected print.

To be specific, when testing it, I published as both a web file and for CD. I then copied the files to one of my dropbox folders and tested it - worked great, printed too.  I also shared the dropbox folder with someone else to have them test - it worked too.

Ed Damron

I found that the Java Script: "window.print();" added as a trigger to the submit button works well enough for me. Almost all of the solutions found on the forums I've run across work ok to some extent. The thing is that the print results are not up to the level or par I am really looking for. The results almost always have extra info on the printed page which a lot of users, I believe, would just cut off the page, and the prints usually doesn't fill up a whole page even when printed landscape. Adding a swf to the scene to print works ok, the print contains the icon though, I've attached that one.

Alexandra Beaumont-Marrow

Ok so I'm trying this (just the print part - I'm ok about the variables), but I have some additional questions.

I can get it to print, but because I have the menu on the side, the certificate image gets cut off. Is there a way to make it so that the "print" script only prints the content in the slide viewing window of the player? Is there something I can add to the javascript to detect that?

Alexandra Beaumont-Marrow

I'd rather not pay....

if there was some javascript to define only the slide display portion of the player, and open that in a new browser window to print, that would be ideal.

I found code I can use to open in a new window, but I'm looking through the xml for the player and can't figure out what defines the slide view window.

I'm NOT a coder, but I'm trying to put this together!

Thanks for any help.

Alexandra Beaumont-Marrow

Hi!
Sorry for the late reply - I was on vacation!
No, I have not been able to sort out a certificate solution. I found some different possibilities, but they would have required either purchasing a widget or having some pretty advanced HTML skills.

Alex

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