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.a4l File Extension

Developer: Adobe Systems
File type: Authorware 4 Library
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .a4l. Files with the file extension .a4l can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .a4l files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .a4l file?

The Authorware 4 software was developed by Macromedia to provide users with a program to create media-rich applications for e-learning, and these Authorware 4 development projects usually consist of a large volume of elements and objects inserted into these Authorware projects. These objects and elements are stored in an Authorware 4 library file, and these files are saved by the Authorware 4 application in the .a4l format. These elements and objects may include icons, images, formatted text and so on. The content of these A4L files are referenced and retrieved by the Authorware application when a user wants to access certain features and content integrated into the associated Authorware 4 project. For users to provide their Microsoft Windows-based systems with support for these A4L files, the Authorware 7 program must be installed. The Authorware 7 software also provides Mac users with a compatible version for their systems. Macromedia developed Authorware 7 and older versions before Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia.

how to open a .a4l file?

Launch a .a4l file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .a4l file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .a4l files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .a4l file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .a4l file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .a4l file association errors

applications that open a .a4l file

Adobe Authorware 7 for Microsoft Windows

Adobe Authorware 7 for Microsoft Windows

Adobe Authorware 7 for Microsoft Windows is a visual authoring software for earlier versions of Windows, which include Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT4 and Windows 98 Second Edition. This program is made for creating interactive programs with the ability to integrate various multi-media contents, specifically rich media e-learning applications. It is a program that is originally based on the default function as a graphical programming language. Yet, this version can import Microsoft PowerPoint, and access contents in different ways by navigating tabs and turning text into speech. This program is also a learning management systems or LMS standard compliant. The flowchart model of this software is different from other Adobe authoring tools, but relies on a time-line, script and visual stage structure. It is compatible for Windows computers with at least Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.0, or later versions of both, Intel Pentium processor equivalent or higher, and 32 MB RAM availability.
Adobe Authorware 7 for Mac

Adobe Authorware 7 for Mac

Adobe Authorware 7 for Mac is a visual authoring software that is based on its original development from Macromedia as a graphical programming language tool. It is the program intended for the creation of interactive e-learning applications with the functionalities to integrate different multimedia contents. This product complies with LMS standards or learning management system standards, exclusively for Web use, presentations in CDs and DVDs, or networks. There are various features bundled with the program, which mostly depend on a time-line, visual stage and script structure. These include import of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, LMS knowledge objects, as well as accessible contents through navigation of tabs and the switching of text into speech. All these are new features found in Authorware 7.02, which works with Mac OS X of at least version 10.1.5 or 8.6 with Internet Explorer 5.0 or a more updated version, Netscape 4.0, or Apple Safari with 32 MB RAM availability.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .a4l files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .a4l. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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