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Jul 05, 2018

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Hi there,

I'm trying to have a HTML file open / eLearning program exit on the click on a button.

The HTML file isn't uploaded online, it's just a file in my documents at the moment, as you can see below in the advanced action.

I'm not sure how to make this work. When I upload it on to my LMS, on click all that opens is a broken 'Page cannot be found' link. I had it working for a period there but not intentionally, for some reason it just seemed to work on its own.

I imagine that I have to copy the HTML file in to the SCORM zip somewhere and maybe change the file part below so that it isn't specific to my local drive.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

I use Adobe Captivate 2017 version 10.0.193.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Open HTML file on click of button

Explorer ,
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Hi there,

I'm trying to have a HTML file open / eLearning program exit on the click on a button.

The HTML file isn't uploaded online, it's just a file in my documents at the moment, as you can see below in the advanced action.

I'm not sure how to make this work. When I upload it on to my LMS, on click all that opens is a broken 'Page cannot be found' link. I had it working for a period there but not intentionally, for some reason it just seemed to work on its own.

I imagine that I have to copy the HTML file in to the SCORM zip somewhere and maybe change the file part below so that it isn't specific to my local drive.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

I use Adobe Captivate 2017 version 10.0.193.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Jul 06, 2018

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If you want this to work, the file that the URL points to will also need to be on the web in a server location that all of your users can reach with their web browser.

You will need to make sure that the filename contains no spaces.  If the file is to be contained inside the same SCORM zip file, then you will need to copy it into the course SCORM folder before zipping the contents for upload to the LMS. You will need to use a relative link to point to this file in your Advanced Action.  If the file is placed on a web server somewhere else, you will need to use a fully qualified link (one that starts with HTTP or HTTPS) to point to it.  IF these terms are unknown to you, Google is your friend.

Bottom line is that it's not going to work if you expect files in your My Documents folder to be visible to people viewing your content on the web.

Another thing I can see that might be an issue is that you have an Exit action placed BEFORE the Open URL or File action.  Try reversing the order, and make sure the URL is configured (in Captivate's settings) to open in a separate window.

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