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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