View then close PDF before quiz

Hi, I am needing to create Storyline 360 courses where the learners view a PDF and close that PDF before moving on to take the graded quiz. I understand linking PDFs to a trigger, adding the PDF to the resources, etc. My main issue is opening the PDF but not allowing the learner to move on until that PDF is closed.  If I have the PDF open in a new window, the learner can just leave that window open and go on to the quiz questions. I am wondering if there is a way to connect a trigger to the closing of that second window OR if I have the PDF open in the same window I am wondering how to allow the learning to navigate to the next slide from the PDF?

I should add that the PDF needs to be a part of the published package, not housed on a server and linked to.

any ideas? I feel like there is some simple answer to this that I am just overlooking.

Thanks!

8 Replies
Lisa Anderson

Hi Paul,

Your situation intrigued me, so I took a little time to see might work. This will work if you have flexibility with your PDF, in that you can extract the content from it.

Turning your PDF into a web object, then inserting that web object into your main module would accomplish what you're tying to accomplish. The only thing is that you'd have to extract the content from your PDF and recreate it in a separate story, then publish it. You'd then change the story.html file of that output into index.html, so you can insert it as a web object.

I've zipped an example of what it could look like. I didn't pay much attention to detail in terms of looks or navigation, just functionality to see if it could be done.

Let me know if that might work for you!

Good Luck,

Lisa

Lisa Anderson

Hi Paul,

I've been looking further into this and I've found another way. Here's a thread I think will help you. I tried it and it's much cleaner than what I provided, especially if you have multiple pages of a pdf.

https://community.articulate.com/discussions/building-better-courses/embedding-a-pdf-reader-into-storyline

Look at Owen's notes regarding the web object, then download his sample files. I think this is cleaner.

Good Luck,

Lisa

Lisa Anderson

Hi Michael,

Cool. Would you be willing to share the simple html page you created with the embed code of the pdf? I've tried to find embed code to launch in this way, I'm striking out. I'd appreciate it greatly, as I'm sure Paul would as well. He initiated the request. We'd both be grateful for your share.

Thanks!