Trouble attaching PDF's to storyline uploading to SCORM (LMS)

Hey guys - sorry had a quick look through old discussions and done what theye've advised and it hasn't worked for me - however I'm uploading to a SCORM and it is not working there. This is the method i'm following (However I'm not publishing to a web i'm publishing to an LMS this may be why its not working):

1. Make sure that your pdf is where your .storyline source file is

2. Link the file to your button like Mike says

3. After you published your course, do not forget to copy your PDF file where the story.html file resides

When I click it on the LMS this comes up:

but it doesn't appear. Is there something different I need to do for SCORM courses? 

Thanks in advance for your help :) 

7 Replies
Tessa McMahon

I'm having similar issues with attaching a PDF - in the article for how to attach a PDF it says:

"Later, when you publish, Storyline will include a copy of the file itself right along with your course content. The file will be in a folder called story_content/external files."

This isn't happening, so no one can open the PDF as it is linking to an internal hard-drive instead of creating and publishing a copy of the PDF in the SCORM package.

I'm trying to figure out how to make it a HTML but I'm seriously confused.. Any help would be awesome :)

Justus Hoogendoorn

Hi Tessa,

Open a notepad and copy paste this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" xmlns="">
<meta charset="utf-8"/>
<object data="pdf_file_name.pdf" width="100%"height="1080px"></object> 

Have the pdf in the same folder as where you are going to save this and rename the <object data=" to the name of your pdf document.

Save the file as Index.html

Within Storyline you put in a webpart that links to the folder where you saved those files.

You can play around with the width and height.

Publish and you are good to go.


Credits to the OP: StyleLearn