Sharing Prototype in a closed network
Currently your sharing prototypes via the internet. What happens to people that work in a location without access to the internet but have an internal network (example: Military personnel). Is there a way or a possibility to share the prototype with all the interaction as a pdf or other type of file extension?
This functionality is now available for a limited set of customers using Creative Cloud for Enterprise. While offline publication is available, current and future sharing and collaboration features will be restricted. The full product functionality and experience in XD is available only when XD uses Creative Cloud services. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your Adobe account team for more information!
If XD can generate web pages hosted at adobe.com, then it can generate pages locally that the user can share at their discretion. I can't think of any (user-accommodating) reason why this wasn't an option from the get-go.
If you want to completely corner the market, it is time to make this possible.
You can easily start your own webserver locally using NPM to avoid the blank page.
1. Download and install NPM (https://www.npmjs.com/get-npm)
2. Navigate to your export folder and run the following command to install a lightweight server
npm install -g http-server
3. run the server
http-server -p 80
4. open a browser and type "localhost"
I don't understand how this is Feature-Completed if it's only available for a limited set of users. Many of us work in a world where cloud hosting product requirements is simply not workable.
We need a way to export a static version that can be controlled/versioned according to our own current best practices and restrictions.
I have the "Export Prototype" option as well, but like others here I'm not sure how to get it to work. Whenever I open up index.html I get a blank page.
It'd be great if we could have some documentation on how to get this working...
Still waiting on this feature
Matthew Simmonds commented
Come on Adobe. We really need an offline mode for XD. Online only does not work for many of us and you are forcing us to switch to other design tools. I work for a large film company and we need to keep the work we are doing secret. Posting our work on the cloud is not an option.
Caroline Sober-James commented
The ability to distribute and share prototypes when offline is an important feature. We're working with a client who needs an interactive prototype that can be available when there is no internet access, removing XD as an option (though that would be our initial go-to for this work). Please consider a way for prototypes to be shared as self-contained items or interactive PDFs.
Stanton Ware commented
It would be very useful to be able to share a prototype as a self contained file via email or cloud drive that would open in a native web app viewer without the need to login to adobe CC.
Can you please let us know how to make that work? Who are the "limited set of customers using Creative Cloud for Enterprise"? How do we become one of them?
The cloud is not the answer. Stop assuming this. I work with proprietary information and cannot work with Cloud services. I wish companies would stop saying "We're on the cloud now! isn't that great! you NEED something else to make our software work, it doesn't work on it's own anymore! Success!"
Bryan J. Calabro commented
Allow a self-contained file or an interactive pdf. Using this software in government is impossible due to security restrictions.
Allow to share on a local network or export to a single file that can be attached to an email, so people in the organization can review internally, not the cloud. We can't use use the cloud because it's a public storage site.
Is this feature removed in the recent XD?
I can share to local zip file using the old version of XD, but after upgrading to version 21, that option is missing. It can only be published to internet now.
I am in a local network and it kills my work...
As everyone else has mentioned, this is an extremely important feature that we don't still have. Many of our developers need to have access to the specs offline due to security reasons or simply not having access to internet for a specific amount of time.
Hi, I don't see any offline option in the current version (as of 22 May 2019). My core customers has high security requirements, everything we do is offline. Anything that is online, can & will be hacked, it is only a matter of time.
Ana Franco commented
I have Creative Cloud for enterprise, but these offline options aren't available to me.
I cannot share these in the military/gov world
The prototypes hang during client meetings and it's really embarrassing. A way to host these offline would be a life saver.
Adding my voice, though it's like a drop in the bucket. Adobe software defaults to the cloud for everything, which makes my job more difficult. We absolutely cannot store confidential material on an outside platform. Please consider making a corporate version of the software that doesn't require Adobe's cloud services for everything, especially prototypes.