Screenr: Using WebObjects to "carry on" lots of files
Apr 02, 2013
Take a look at this screen recording for a method you can use to consistently attach files and employ them using a relative link (HTML5 and Flash only) within your published output.
1. Create a folder to contain your "carry-on".
2. Add an index.html file to this folder. It doesn't need to contain anything.
3. In Storyline, import a WebObject and target your new carry-on folder.
4. Publish the story for Web.
5. Explore the folder structure. Navigate into story_content and WebObjects.
6. Copy the unique folder string for the folder that contains your new carry-on. You'll need this to complete the relative link chain.
7. Back in Storyline, employ the folder structure. For example: "story_content/WebObjects/5nM8Oqq62Th/yourfile.pdf" You can use this to launch with a jump to URL / file or with a hyperlink on text.
The neat thing about this is the unique ID is created when the WebObject is imported. Unless you reimport it, that unique "5nM8Oqq62Th" folder name stays the same every time you publish. This gives you a consistent reference within your published structure to use whatever files you "carried-on the flight"