Publishing to a Mac

I've got an application that I'd like published so a Mac user can use it. I know its not supported if say, I gave the user a CD and had them open the .exe. However, if I publish to HTML5 and run it off a website, can they use the program on a Safari browser?

Could someone explain how or if this would work? I'm not a Mac user, so I'm not familiar with the differences other than some basic knowledge.


Thanks in advance,

Jesse

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Peter Anderson

Jesse Spinella said:

I've got an application that I'd like published so a Mac user can use it. I know its not supported if say, I gave the user a CD and had them open the .exe. However, if I publish to HTML5 and run it off a website, can they use the program on a Safari browser?

Could someone explain how or if this would work? I'm not a Mac user, so I'm not familiar with the differences other than some basic knowledge.


Thanks in advance,

Jesse


Hey Jesse, 

When you mention "application" and "program" are you referring to Articulate content? If you simply want to publish Articulate content that a Mac user can view, there are really no special arrangements you'll need to make. Articulate's published output is easily viewable in a Mac environment, other than the .exe issue you mentioned when viewing content locally.

Jesse Spinella

Okay, I'm getting my terminology mixed up then. Yes, after creating a program in Storyline, and you publish it, I'd have to publish it for web while keeping the HTML5 option checked, correct? It won't work on the publish to CD option, is that right? Then, if a Mac user wants to view the program, they can only do so through the Safari browser?

I apologize if this is redundant, but I'm new to Mac's.

Peter Anderson

Hey Jesse!

Thanks for clarifying. You'd only have to ensure the HTML5 publish option is ticked if you want your users to be able to view the content, on say, an iPhone. Otherwise, desktop Mac users are able to view published web content the same as a PC Windows user. For instance, you could link me to any published Storyline project you have, and I, as a Mac user, would be able to view it normally through Firefox, Chrome, Safari, whatever, regardless of whether you ticked the HTML5 box. 

And right, the only issue with Macs is when viewing local content published for CD.

Bokenbay Khairullin

Hello!
I have an application that I need to publish to the MAC and write to disk. Is it possible to do this on the Articulate Storyline 2? If so, how can this be done?
If not, how can I transfer the application to the MAC user so that he can view the application on his computer?
Thank you for your reply.

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Bokenbay and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

We don't have a native Mac version of Storyline. However, you can run Storyline on a Mac with a Windows virtual machine, such as Parallels, Bootcamp, or VMware Fusion. Check out this article.

Any of your Mac end users, should be able to view your published content in Safari or Chrome.

If you are publishing to CD, try using the .html file instead of the .exe:

If you still run into trouble, add the folder where the course is located to your local Flash Player Security Settings.