Turn off Restricted or Locked navigation without republishing.

I have a course posted on our web server that has Restricted navigation. It is published already and on the web server. I want my reviewers to look at it, but I want them to be able to jump to the quiz - I don't want to force them to go slide by slide. What to do? Well, I could republish the entire course and reupload, or, here's another idea:

Go into the story_content folder of the published course, and find a file called frame.xml. Open this in a text editor (Notepad for example), and find this statement:

<option name="flow" value="restricted" />

Change "restricted" or "locked" to "free":

<option name="flow" value="free" />

Now reupload the file, replacing the frame.xml file on the web server.

Now your reviewers will be able to jump around.

When you want to put the navigation restrictions back in place, just upload a version of frames.xml where the value is "restricted" or "locked"


11 Replies
Will Findlay

Ashley, I'm a little confused. I'm not sure how I could help with this either. If the HTML5 version of the course doesn't conform to the settings in the frames.xml file, then it seems to me that this is something an Articulate developer would need to fix. Maybe the settings are defined somewhere else for the HTML5 version of the course. I have no idea. My reviewers have Flash so it isn't something I'm that worried about.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Will,

I'm unsure to the change you made in the published output and can't support it although I don't know what would be wrong in the XML file? We'd want to take a look at a course within the .story file to see the different behavior when publishing to HTML5 and testing the Flash and HTML5 content once it's loaded in the entire environment. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Eric,

This thread is a bit older so I dont' know if other users are still subscribed but you may want to send them a message using the contact me button on their profile, as our team is unable to assist with the modifications to the published output or changes within the code of published files.