CPS File Extension

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What is the .CPS file type?

The .cps filename extension has its primary association with the Adobe Captivate Style (.cps) file type and format used by Adobe Captivate, a commercial presentation, screencast, and e-learning content authoring application from Adobe Systems, available for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. As a creativity feature, Adobe Captivate allows to create and use both project-level and global object styles. A style is a collection of an object's properties (background color, font face and size, etc.) that can be assigned as a whole. The .cps file represents an exported Adobe Captivate style, saved in Adobe Systems' private format. It can be shared with other users or imported into an Adobe Captivate project and applied to one or many objects to change their appearance. In Adobe Captivate, object styles (.cps) are created and exported/imported using the Object Style Manager.

In ArchiCAD, a powerful architectural design and BIM system from GRAPHISOFT, the .cps extension is associated with the ArchiCAD Column Properties Script (.cps) file type. Such .cps files are Geometric Definition Language (GDL) scripts that serve to list or manipulate different properties of GDL column objects as defined by a set of standard variables (e.g., COLU_CORE, COLU_HEIGHT, etc.). Such a column property script (.cps) is a regular text file that can be viewed and changed in a text editor.

Alternatively, the .cps extension represents the Cadena Property Specification (CPS) file type and format used in Cadena, a model-driven development (MDD) system based on Eclipse. Cadena projects are based on component models such as CORBA Component Models (CCM) and consist of several high-level abstractions. Besides the .idl, .scenario, and .profile files that are also parts of a typical Cadena project, the .cps file provides semantic clues for components' modes. All Cadena source files, including .cps, are text-based.

With reference to the Classroom Performance System (CPS) educational software from Turning Technologies (eInstruction), the .cps extension denotes the CPS Database (.cps) file type. The .cps file is a Microsoft Office Access (JET) database containing instruction materials of a lesson administered through CPS. For sharing and transfer between the PC and Mac platforms, CPS lesson databases can be exported in the CXM exchange format.

Another file type denoted with the .cps extension is the Captured Signature (.cps), used with the e-Sign Desktop (formerly, ApproveIt) electronic signature software from Silanis. The .pcs file contains a secure, digitally-signed representation of a person's handwritten signature, or ePersona that can be used to sign or approve documents. ePersona files (.cps) are created at Silanis by processing special templates filled out by the applying persons.

In relation to Corel Photo House, Corel Corporation's proprietary raster graphics editor, since long obsoleted by Corel PhotoPaint, the .cps extension denotes the Corel Photo House Image (.cps) file type and format. In a proprietary format, the .cps file would hold a Corel Photo House graphic image. Such .cps files are incompatible with any recent Corel's software and could be be opened in Corel Photo House only.

Apart from that, the .cps suffix also denotes the Color PostScript (.cps) file type. A .cps file like that is a PostScript document in which special control codes are used for colored output, in contrast to the traditional grayscale-only PostScript (.ps). Color PostScript (.cps) documents can be properly processed by several PostScript engines like GhostScript.

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