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.a4m File Extension

Developer: Adobe Systems
File type: Authorware 4 Macintosh File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .a4m. Files with the file extension .a4m can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .a4m files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .a4m file?

Authorware application development projects of media-rich applications for e-learning industries can be saved in an unpackaged format for further development. The Authorware 4 application is a program that can be used to develop these e-learning applications, and these media-rich projects can be for Microsoft Windows-based systems or for users of Mac platforms. These unpackaged Authorware 4 application development projects can be saved in files with the .a4m extension. An unpackaged Authorware 4 application development project saved in the .a4m format refers to project versions yet to be converted into distributable packages, since certain functionalities and features still need to be completed or finalized. These A4M files also refer to unpackaged Authorware 4 projects developed for Mac-based platforms. Files in the .a4w extension on the other hand are unpackaged Authorware 4 projects developed for Microsoft Windows-based systems. Macromedia developed version 7 of the Authorware software before Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia. The Authorware 7 software can be installed in a Microsoft Windows-based system or in a Mac platform to integrate support for these A4M and A4W files.

how to open a .a4m file?

Launch a .a4m 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 .a4m 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 .a4m files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .a4m file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .a4m file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .a4m file association errors

applications that open a .a4m file

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.
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.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .a4m 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, .a4m. 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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