Replay 1: Tips for Managing Your Project Files

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The following tips will help you avoid unexpected behavior when creating, sharing, and publishing Articulate Replay projects.

Creating, Editing, and Publishing Projects

Always save and publish to your local hard drive (typically your C: drive). Working on a network drive or an external (USB) drive can cause erratic behavior, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources.

If you need to place a copy of your project on a network drive or an external drive for backup or versioning purposes, it's fine to do that after you've closed Replay. Avoid re-opening the file until you've moved or copied it back to your local hard drive.

Sharing Project Files with Other Developers

If you need to share a project file with another developer, we recommend zipping it first. Then send the zip file through your preferred delivery method—email, external drive, network drive, etc. The developer who receives it should save it to their local hard drive and fully extract it before opening it in Replay.

Hosting Published Videos

Replay generates MP4 video files which can be viewed locally, hosted online, or embedded in e-learning courses. To insert videos into Articulate content, see the following tutorials:

Adding Videos in Articulate Storyline
Adding Videos in Articulate Presenter
Adding Videos in Articulate Quizmaker
Adding Videos in Articulate Engage

File Paths and Naming Conventions

Be sure that the file paths to your projects and published output are well under the 260-character limit imposed by Microsoft Windows.

Follow sound web-naming conventions for published projects to avoid unexpected behavior. Use only letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores. Don't use spaces or punctuation.