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.a5l File Extension

Developer: Adobe Systems
File type: Authorware 5 Library
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .a5l. Files with the file extension .a5l can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .a5l files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .a5l file?

Controls integrated by a user into an Authorware 5 application output file are stored in files with the .a5l extension, among other pieces of data such as icons and images. An Authorware 5 application output file is an application development project created by an Authorware 5 user, and these are media-rich applications used for e-learning purposes. The Authorware 5 application is software that promotes the development of applications offering media-rich content used in e-learning environments. These applications can be distributed and packaged as online or offline e-learning tools and digital materials. The Authorware 5 application locates the associated A5L data file and references the content stored in the file whenever a user accesses the content of an application project developed using Authorware 5, and the retrieval of these stored elements and objects is also done by the Authorware 5 software when required. Users of Microsoft Windows-based systems can use version 5 or later of Authorware to implement support for these A5L files, and version 7 of the Authorware application is widely used by a lot of Microsoft Windows users. Mac users can also use the Authorware 7 software to create these application development projects and integrate into their systems support for files in the .a5l extension.

how to open a .a5l file?

Launch a .a5l 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 .a5l 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 .a5l files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .a5l file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .a5l file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .a5l file association errors

applications that open a .a5l 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 .a5l 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, .a5l. 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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