I have prepared e-learning course in Cp 5.5. In some computers there is a problem with open external links. It is caused by Flash Player settings. When I go into Global Security Settings panel and add local folder with course files everthing is right. Can I ommit this security settings from course?
OK. That's what I thought.
What I have to tell you is that if you are trying to run Captivate content on your hard drive or a LAN drive or a USB drive or a CD ROM drive using a web browser, then you MUST have Flash Global Security set up to trust that location, otherwise links to other URLs or files will NOT work.
If you are trying to deliver content that will call URLs, you MUST find a way to serve that content from a web server. Your clients and end users are definitely NOT going to like being told that they have to mess with Flash Global Security to get your content to work properly.
I have not tried this myself, but http://www.server2go-web.de/ is a web server that's portable and can be used on a CD or DVD, USB stick or any hard drive folder. They have a free trial. This may get around the security setting by tricking flash that you're running content from a web server.
I have tried server2Go and it's a good solution if you are distributing CD ROMs or USB sticks, but it doesn't work out quite so well when you want to run something from a LAN drive on a corporate server.
Actually, it occured to me that perhaps my last post was not complete enough. I didn't explain WHY server2Go doesn't work out as a good solution in a corporate LAN environment.
The reason is that server2Go requires the course participant to launch the server2Go application to fire up this standalone web server so that it can deliver the content. However, this means they need to execute an EXE file on the network. Most of the time this is NOT going to fly with the corporate IT department because their internal antivirus software will kill EXE files or prevent them from working.
In a CD ROM or USB delivered course situation, the user has more permissions. You can launch and EXE file from a CD ROM using the Autorun files. Similar with a USB. You can just tell the user to double click a file that will start server2Go and then have the index.htm file either be the opening page of the course or else redirect to it.
So while server2Go is a great little tool for some situations, it doesn't cover every need.
But the result is the some. In my computer it works in another click do nothing... What do you think about this?
Like Rod already said: If you're running this from a network hard drive or a local hard drive and not a web server, Flash security will prevent the swf file from executing any type of code including links. Your best option is to host the swf on a web server. You can host it on dropbox.com which is free. Flash will automatically trust the location once it's running from a web server.
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I'm not sure how well it may or may not work here, but I do see mention of something known as a "trust file" that you might be able to use in order to overcome this.
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