File > Open formats


Filename extension

Adobe Captivate projects *.cp
Adobe Captivate templates *.cptl
Adobe Captivate design templates *.cpdt
RoboDemo movies *.rd
RoboDemo templates *.rdt
RoboDemo backup files *fcz

File > Import and Export formats

Format Filename extension Remarks
Comments *.xml Import and export
Project Captions and Closed Captions *.doc Import and export

The Import Project Captions And Closed Captions option is enabled only after you export the captions. You can import only those edited caption files that you originally exported from the same project.
Slides/Objects *.cp Import and export to Flash CS3 and CS4
PowerPoint Slides *.ppt; *.pps; *.pptx; *.ppsx Importing *.ppt does not require PowerPoint.

Importing *.pptx requires PowerPoint 2003 Sp 3 (or later) and Office Compatibility Pack or PowerPoint 2007.

Editing *.ppt or *.pptx files requires Powerpoint 2003 Sp3 Office Compatibility Pack or PowerPoint 2007.
Question Pools *.cp Import only
From XML *.xml Import and export
Preferences *.cpr Import and export
External Library *.cp; *.cptl Import only
Photoshop File *.psd Import or publish

Audio to Slide *.wav; *.mp3

Import and export (to podcast)

File > Publish formats


Filename extension


Flash *.swf You can publish Adobe Captivate projects as SWF files in one of the following formats:

Flash 7, 8, 9, or 10

Flash Lite 3.0, or 3.1
Stand-alone executable *.exe  
AVI file *.avi  
Handouts, lessons, step-by-step guides, and storyboards *.doc  

 Insert Image/Animation formats

Format Filename extension Remarks
Images *.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.png; *.bmp; *.ico; *.emf; *.wmf; *.pot  
Animation *.swf; *.gif; *.avi; *.fla  
Flash *.flv  

 Other applications


Learning management system (LMS) You can use a learning management system (LMS) to distribute a computer-based tutorial created using Adobe Captivate over the Internet. A learning management system is used to provide, track, and manage web-based training.

The project that you upload to the LMS must be compliant with the SCORM/AICC standards.
Adobe Connect Pro Use Adobe Connect Pro to host online meetings, presentations, and training over the Internet. The integration between Adobe Connect Pro and Adobe Captivate allows you to include interactive software simulations and demonstrations in Connect meetings.
Questionmark Perception You can import Adobe Captivate projects into Questionmark Perception. Questionmark Perception is third-party LMS software that is used for scheduling and managing tests. It also offers a higher level of security for the tests.
RoboHelp You can add an Adobe Captivate Project to a RoboHelp HTML online Help system.

Captivate 5 files (.cptx)

Adobe Captivate 4.0 can't open Captivate files created in Adobe Captivate 5.0. The default file format in Adobe Captivate 5.0 has changed from .cp to .cptx. Adobe Captivate 4.0 does not recognize this newer file format and not able to open Adobe Captivate 5.0 files.

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