How to – Link to External and Internal Documents from an Adobe Captivate Project

There comes a time in a project when it is necessary to link to external or internal documents.  The following steps may be of assistance in helping to accomplish the task.

Steps:

Note: A PDF document is used in this example.  However, other document types will also work.

1. Create a button in your project.

Button Link

2. Under the Actions: Set the On Success to option Open URL or File in a separate window.

3. In the URL type the name or browse for the PDF. Note: Browse for the location of External files.   For internal files only use the name and its extension.  For example: PDF and extension .pdf (see image below).

Button Link Setup

4. Save and publish the HTML5 project. An external document will launch when the button is clicked in the published project.

However, linking to internal document require more steps.

5. Once published, locate the HTML5 Output.

6. Place a copy of the file(s) in the HTML5 Output. Refer to the following example shown below.

HTML5 Output

When the project is launched and the PDF button is clicked, the PDF should open in a separate window.

The Downside of Using the Internal Linking Method:

Each time changes are made to the HTML5 project and is republished, the internal files will need to be copied back into the HTML5 Output directory.

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Adobe Captivate 8 – How to Create a Multiple Language Option e-Learning Course with Language re-set

In this training video I illustrate how to create a Multiple Language e-Learning course with Language re-set option using Adobe Captivate 8.  I was delighted to find how to do this using Adobe Captivate 5.5 in an earlier training provided here in the Adobe e-Learning Community.  However what I needed was a self contained course that allowed the language to be re-set using Adobe Captivate 8.   This training illustrates how to produce the course from beginning to end.  It includes the conditional actions to create a Language re-set option by returning to the first slide in the presentation.  I hope you enjoy this training and find it useful.  Darrell McElmurry – Instructional Designer

 

Please find the link to this training video.

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    This Adobe Captivate 8 tutorial presents how to preview and publish your eLearning courses in Adobe Captivate 8.
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