Rename launch file from Storyline's published output 'story.html' on company intranet

Hello all,

In the past my company has used Captivate. We have now switched over to Storyline 2.

When uploading the files to the intranet, all the supporting files appear and I just want to be to have one appear with the ability to modify the 'story.html' file to the course name. The other issue is that I'd like to be able to have a main topic title and then have sub-topics appear underneath.

The attached screenshot shows what I'm trying to accomplish. The group of courses listed first are the captivate files and that's how I would like the storyline course(s) to appear. The standalone course (highlighted in read)shows how the storyline course was posted which looks kind of clunky and not streamlined like the one's above.

Has anyone been able to figure out how to do this???

Thank you.

2 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Jodi,

You mentioned uploading an attachment, but I don't see anything listed here so I'm not clear on what you're seeing or how you'd like to change it. When publishing Storyline it will create a collection of files/folders, all of which need to be uploaded to your server or LMS to have the course play successfully. You will want to link to the story.html file to allow users to access the course though. 

Duncan MacIver

Hi Jodi.

If I'm understanding you correctly (and without your screenshot attachment to verify), I think you are trying to store multiple Articulate and Captivate projects in one directory. As Ashley mentioned, Storyline creates a standard set of files and folders for every project, so these would overwrite one another.

You would need, instead, to create a sub-folder for each project on your web server, and upload your projects individually. You could name each sub-folder with the project name, rather than renaming the story.html file. So you would end up with a URL that looks something like:


If you want to take that one step further, the attached index.html file I wrote can be placed in any Articulate project directory (i.e. the same directory as the story.html file) and it will auto-redirect to the relevant Storyline file (story.html or story_html5.html) dependent upon device. (I'm sure there are improvements that can be made to this, but it seems to work for most devices I've tried it on...!)
By using that (and assuming your web server recognises index.html as a default filename, which most do), you can reduce the URL down to:


I hope that helps, at least a bit :)