Printable Version

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Although Articulate Presenter is designed to produce rich-media Web or CD-ROM interactive digital content, the need to print a presentation or e-learning course will occasionally arise.

SNAG-0547.png If you want to give your users or learners a way to print your entire presentation or e-learning course — aside from one slide at a time (Ctrl-P should allow for this in most cases) — here’s what to do:

  1. Generate a printable version of your content using one of these methods:
    • Print your PowerPoint file to PDF using a tool such as pdf995
    • Publish to Word Storyboard or Word Notes (Articulate -> Publish -> Word Document)
    • Save a printable version of your source PowerPoint file
  2. Take the printable file created in the last step and attach to your PowerPoint file:
    • Go to Articulate -> Add Attachments
    • Change the attachment Type to File and select the printable file
  3. Publish

Your Flash output will now include a printable version of your presentation or e-learning course.

Note: Make sure your Player Template has the Attachments toolbar activated (Articulate -> Player Templates).

9 responses to “Printable Version”


We have attempted this and we find that for example, in a 3-tabbed layout, it will only print the first tab.

kstagg // Posted at 3:48 pm on February 14th, 2008

I’m a little confused. A couple of clarifying questions. Are you printing from Presenter? What do you mean by “3-tabbed layout?” Are you talking about the storyboard layout in Word or something else?

Tom // Posted at 8:00 pm on February 14th, 2008

When I create a course using the latest Articulate Presenter, it of course has Articulate Engage interactions contained therein.

Let’s say, for example, I have a TAB or PROCESS interaction on a page? How can I print something out for the client whereby each one of those tabs/processes is printed out as well?

Thanks –

kstagg // Posted at 4:08 pm on February 20th, 2008

Figured out I need to publish at the ENGAGE level to get the kind of screenshots I am looking for, then figure out how to merge the resulting storyboards into one doc.

The engage storyboards are fantastic – just what I am looking for!

kstagg // Posted at 4:44 pm on February 20th, 2008

This is exactly the problem I’m having. Can you tell me what KSTAGG means by “I need to publish at the ENGAGE level” to get what I need. I need to print my presentation but there are a lot of “Tab” interactions, “Pyramid” interactions, etc. Can you explain it to me? Thank you.

MarieD. // Posted at 3:00 pm on April 13th, 2009

Hi Marie- It sounds like you want to open each of your source interactions in Engage and go to Publish -> Word for each one. Then take the output from each and combine into one doc.

Does that help?

gabe // Posted at 3:04 pm on April 13th, 2009

This is by far the worst feature of this programme. If this is used for training, teaching or sales, YOU NEED TO PRINT and do it fast. You can’t expect us to have a Ph.D. in printing in order to print!

JDS // Posted at 4:45 am on October 1st, 2009


We are investigating using Articulate for one of our corporate clients. Can we store or have the course generate a printable PDF that contains additional information on the issue at hand?


Ron Herman

Ron Herman // Posted at 4:20 pm on November 11th, 2010

Hi Ron – yes, if you have a pdf you’d like to include with your course, you can add that very easily as an attachment. You would just use the process described in step 2 of the blog post above. Or, if you prefer, you could instead hyperlink to the pdf, using the process described here: (With either of those methods, the pdf becomes part of your published output, so it’ll always be available within your course.)

jeanette // Posted at 4:10 pm on November 12th, 2010

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