To edit a web object you've already added to Articulate Storyline, use either of the following methods:
- Right-click the web object placeholder, scroll to Web Object, and select Edit.
- Click once on the web object placeholder and use the Options tab on the ribbon.
Now let’s examine the details of each of these methods.
Right-Click the Web Object Placeholder, Scroll to Web Object, and Select Edit
This method opens the Edit Web Object window, where you can modify any of the following properties:
- Change the URL that appears in the Address field, or click the Browse button to navigate to a folder on your local computer that contains html content. (If you use local html content, be sure there's a file called index.htm or index.html in the folder you select, as well as all supporting files for the web content.)
- You can click the Test Link button to make sure your web content launches the way you expect.
- Decide how you want the web object to display. Choose either Display in slide or Display in a new browser window.
- Decide when you want the web object to display. Mark the box to Load web object automatically to launch your web content without any interaction from learners. Uncheck the box to launch it only when learners click it. Tip: When Load web object automatically isn't marked, it's helpful to give your web object placeholder a meaningful image, so learners will know what it is. To do so, right-click the web object placeholder and select Change Picture. Browse to the image you want to use and click Open. If you change your mind about the image you added, right-click it again and select Reset Picture.
- If you display your web content in a new browser window (see above), decide how the new window will look. Use the Browser Controls drop-down to specify which controls the new window will have. Use the Window Size drop-down to select a size for the new window. (These options won't be available if you embed the web object in the slide.)
- Click OK when you're finished.
Tip: If your web content is located on the Internet or an intranet, learners will need the proper security permissions to access it. Otherwise, the web content won't work.
Click the Web Object Placeholder and Use the Options Tab on the Ribbon
- Preview: Click Preview to view the selected web content. It'll display in the placeholder on the slide itself. Click the Preview button again to stop the preview.
- Open: This button launches the web content in your default browser.
- Edit: This button opens the Edit Web Object window. See the section above for details.
- Load: Decide when the web object should load. Choose Automatically to load it without any interaction from learners. Choose When clicked if you don't want it to load until learners click it. Tip: If you wait to load your web content until learners click it, you might consider giving your web object placeholder a meaningful image, so learners will know what it is. To do so, right-click the web object placeholder and select Change Picture. Browse to the image you want to use and click Open. If you change your mind about the image you added, right-click it and select Reset Picture.
- Show: Decide how the web object should display. Choose either In slide or In a new browser window.
- Controls: If you show your web content in a new browser window (see above), the Controls drop-down will become active, so you can specify which controls the new window should have. Select Default if the new window should have the same controls as the parent window. Choose No browser controls if you'd prefer that the new browser window not have any controls. (This option won't be available if you embed the web object in the slide.)
- Size: If you show your web object in a new browser window (see above), the Size drop-down will become active, so you can specify a size for the new window. (This option won't be available if you embed the web object in the slide.)
- Arrange your web object with other objects on the slide using the Send Backward, Bring Forward, and Align buttons.
- Size your web object placeholder on the slide using the Height and Width fields. Enter the pixel measurements or use the arrows to adjust the values. (Tip: You can also resize a web object by dragging its sizing handles.)
Additional Right-Click Options for Working with Web Objects
Besides the two methods described above for editing web objects, there are a few options you can quickly access just by right-clicking the web object placeholder:
- Web Object > Open: This option launches the web object in your default browser.
- Preview: Select this option to preview your web object on the slide. (Tip: You can also double-click the web object placeholder to preview it.) Click anywhere outside the web object to end the preview.
- Change Picture: This option lets you assign an image to the web object placeholder.
- Rename: Use this option to change the default name assigned to web objects (Web Object 1, Web Object 2, etc.). Another way to rename web objects and other items is to use the timeline.
- Size and Position: This is another way to specify an exact size and position for your web object placeholder on the slide. To learn more about the Size and Position window, see this tutorial.