Storyline 1: How to Link to a Resource in the Course Player

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Storyline lets you add files and web links to the Resources tab in your player. And when you attach a file resource to your course, you can also link to that same file from any slide in your course. Here's how:

  1. First, enable the Resources tab in your player and add the file attachment to your course.
  2. Then, go to the slide where you want to link to the file and select the text or object that you want to be hyperlinked.
  3. Go to the Insert tab and click Hyperlink.
  4. When the Trigger Wizard launches, select Jump to URL/File from the Action drop-down list.
  5. In the File field, type the following text, but replace MyFile.xlsx with the name of your file and its file extension (it's case-sensitive): story_content/external_files/MyFile.xlsx
  6. Select the event that you want to execute this trigger from the When drop-down list, such as "User clicks". Here's an example of a completed trigger:
  7. Click OK to save your trigger.