Is there a way to display PDFs in Rise?

Aug 30, 2019

Hi all,

I´m setting up a new LMS, that comes with Articulate. I need to upload almost 200 PDFs, in Articulate, in a couple of days.
I´m wondering what´s the quickest and easiest method to do it. The PDFs should be displayed in the same course, not in a different window, nor in Resources. We should ensure the person goes through the entire PDF. A read and understood message should appear at the end for the employee to click (later we will include a quiz).
I have tried some unsuccessful options in Storyline and Rise as well:
Regarding Storyline:
• I have tried as a Trigger / Jump to URL (an internal Sharepoint), but the following message appears: Method “Title” not supported by automation object. Nevertheless I click ok, and I can review the PDF, but outside Articulate, and cannot return back to Articulate.
• I have tried to create a scrolling panel, and then inserting a WebObject, but the following error message appears: “This content cannot be displayed in a frame”.
• I have tried to insert a WebObject and again the error message appears saying: “This content cannot be displayed in a frame”.
• I have tried exporting the PDF into JPG to be inserted into a scrolling panel, but the PDF is split in several JPGs….
Regarding Rise:
• I have tried adding the hyperlink to the specific document in Sharepoint, but the Rise is redirecting to “Microsoft Online / Sign to your account”, and when you click there, does not direct you to the specific PDF.
• I have tried again inserting as a process, but I will need to upload each page of the JPG, which will be very time consuming.
What would you suggest?
Thank you,

2 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hello, Valeria. It sounds like the PDFs are hosted in a protected area on Sharepoint that requires that viewers be logged in to view them. Some web content won't allow embedding within an iframe and must be launched in a new window. 

I would check with your Sharepoint site administrator to see if permissions can be changed on those documents that would allow them to be embedded. Otherwise, you may need to allow them to open in a new window or copy the content to an interaction as you've done with the process block.

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