The File Extensions Database

.A7D File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .A7D file?

.A7D is Authorware 7 Model

Model created and used by Authorware 7, an e-learning application IDE; contains a flow line segment that can be inserted into other flowlines.

A flowline appears similar to a flowchart and is one of the main features of the Authorware application. The flowline outlines the structure of your application with icons that can be dragged and dropped into the flowline. The model holds a custom structure of the icons (each icon represents a function) that can be inserted into a flowline. Models are very useful for maintaining continuity across applications, especially when working with a team of developers.

To create an A7D file, highlight your structure of icons, select File → Save in Model..., name the file, choose the save location (should be placed in the "Knowledge Objects" folder in the Authorware directory), and click Save. You can now choose the model from the "Knowledge Objects" panel.

NOTE: Authorware 7 was the last version developed by Macromedia before Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems.

Programs that open Authorware 7 Model
Adobe Authorware
Adobe Authorware

How to solve problems with A7D files

  • Associate the A7D file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any A7D file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.A7D files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the A7D file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .A7D is Authorware 7 Model. Because only the current version supports the latest A7D file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .A7D is Authorware 7 Model update.
  • To make sure that your A7D file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.