Publish to CD

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Engage ’09 provides simple, 1-click publishing for generating your Flash-based interaction. If you’re creating an interaction to distribute via CD or DVD, use the Publish for CD option.

To Publish for CD:

  1. Click the Publish button on the toolbar (or from the Articulate menu).
  2. Select the CD publish tab.
  3. Specify a Publish location for your interaction. The default location is in this directory: My Documents\My Articulate Projects. Click the ellipsis button (...) or type a directory path if you want to pick a different location on your computer.
  4. Modify the Properties as necessary.
    • Items displays the number of items in your interaction (e.g., the number of tabs, including introduction, if you have one).
    • If you wish to modify the Quality, click the corresponding link to set your desired compression. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
    • If you wish to modify Color Scheme, click the corresponding link to set your desired Colors and Effects. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
    • If you wish to modify Playback Mode, click the corresponding link to set your setting. Learn more in Managing Interaction Properties.
  5. Click Publish.
  6. When the Publish process is complete, you will receive the following Publish Success dialog box to choose the next step:
    • View Interaction: Allows you to see the published output.
    • Email: Automatically generates a message with the zipped output attached to send content via e-mail.
    • FTP: To publish directly to your server via FTP.
      • Provide the following information for FTP Upload (example credentials shown in italics):
        • Server: yourserver.com
        • Port: default is 21
        • Username: your login
        • Password: secure password
        • Directory: /users/jsmith/public_html/interactionzes/newhire***
        • ***Path is relative to starting point when logging in via FTP

        • Click Test Connection to confirm FTP access.
        • Select Save username and password as necessary.
    • Zip: To create and save a zipped version of the output.
    • Open Folder: Opens the published output folder.
    • Choose Close when you are done or to exit without selecting one of the above options.