File formats supported by Adobe Captivate 6

This document lists the file formats that Adobe Captivate 6 can open or import.

For more information, see Adobe Captivate 6 Help.

Open file formats

Type of file

Filename extension

Adobe Captivate projects

CP, CPTX, CPVC (video demonstrations)

Adobe Captivate templates

CPTL

Save As

Type of file Filename extension
Adobe Captivate projects CPTX
Adobe Captivate templates CPTL
Adobe Captivate themes (Themes > Save Theme As) CPTM

Import file formats

Type of file

Filename extension

Notes

Adobe Captivate preferences

CPR

 

Adobe Captivate projects

CPTX

via File > External Library

Adobe Captivate templates

CPTL 

via File > External Library

Adobe Captivate styles

CPS

 

Adobe Captivate Question Pools

CP, CPTX, CPTL

 

PowerPoint file formats

PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX

 

Photoshop document

PSD

 

XML files

XML

 

Insert file formats

Type of file Filename extension Notes
Audio
MP3 files MP3  
Wave files WAV Adding WAV to a project, CP automatically converts the WAV file to mp3 format publishing the project.
     
Image 
 GIF       GIF  
JPEG JPEG  
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) PNG  
Photoshop document PSD  
Bitmaps BMP  
Icon ICO  
Enhance metafiles EMF  
Metafiles WMF  
Picture PICT  
     
Animation  
ShockWave Flash SWF  
GIF GIF  
     
Video
Flash videos FLV, F4V  
AVI AVI  
MPEG-4 videos
MP4  
Apple QuickTime files MOV  
3GP 3GP  
     
Widget
ShockWave Flash SWF  
Widget WDGT  

 

Export

Type of file

Filename extension

Notes

MP3 files

MP3

from Slides only

Wave files

WAV

from Project, Slides

XML files

XML

 

Captivate Preference files

CPR

 

Flash

FLA

exported projects contain assciated files, like *.swf and *.as (ActionScript) file

Project Captions

DOC

Project Captions and Closed Captions export as Microsoft Word Document

Captivate Styles

CPS

 

 Note: Adobe Captivate does not support the export to *.AVI anymore. 

 

Publish

Type of file

Filename extension

Notes

Flash

SWF

The project can be published as Flash version 9, 10, 10.2, or 11. Output options incl.: PDF, ZIP, AUTORUN.exe for CD

HTML5

HTML file within the output folder that contains other support files

The project can be published as a ZIP file

Connect Pro

 

Publish files to Connect (Pro) as: CPTX, ZIP, FLV; optional: HTML

Media

EXE, APP, MP4

The project can be published as Flash version 9,10, 10.2, or 11.

EMail

 

Attach project to  an email as: SWF file, XML, EXE, APP, CPTX; optional (depending on output option): HTML, ZIP

Note:

Projects can be published as a SWF file and HTML5 simultaneously.

 

Other

Option/ Function

Filename extension

Notes

Branching View export options

BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG

Window > Branching View

Publish for Review

CREV

 

 

 

 

 

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