The File Extensions Database

.CPDX File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .CPDX file?

.CPDX is Adobe Captivate Storyboard Project

A CPDX file is a storyboard project file created by Adobe Captivate Draft, an iOS app used to create storyboards for eLearning content. It contains one or more slides, which may include text, drawn objects, web objects, and embedded media (audio, videos, and images). CPDX files are commonly used for planning quizzes, software demonstrations, and simulations.

CPDX files are the main file type associated with Captivate Draft. They are created when saving a project in the app. The project files are autosaved whenever you close Captivate Draft. After you are done editing your storyboard you can export it to Captivate to refine and finish the project.

To import a CPDX file into Captivate select File → New Project → Project from Adobe Captivate Draft..., navigate to your CPDX file, and click Open.

NOTE: Support for the CPDX extension was introduced with Captivate 9 after the Captivate Draft app was released.

Programs that open Adobe Captivate Storyboard Project
Adobe Captivate
Adobe Captivate
Adobe Captivate Draft

How to solve problems with CPDX files

  • Associate the CPDX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CPDX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CPDX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CPDX 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 .CPDX is Adobe Captivate Storyboard Project. Because only the current version supports the latest CPDX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .CPDX is Adobe Captivate Storyboard Project update.
  • To make sure that your CPDX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.