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Details of the .latex file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .latex file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .latex file?
  • What program do I need to open a .latex file?
  • How can the .latex file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .latex?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .latex extension?
  • How can I convert .latex files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .latex?

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.tex file extension details

LaTeX Document

LaTeX Document .tex file icon
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.
Category: Document files
Application: teTeX
Mime-type: application/x-latex
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
TEX aliases:
latex, ltx
TEX related links:
TEX related extensions:
ClarisWorks Document

Data Interchange Format

Microsoft Word Document

Lotus Word Pro Document

Microsoft Word for Macintosh Document

Revisable-Form Text

Ami Pro Document

Corel WordPerfect Document

Write Document

WordStar 2000 Document

Other types of files may also use the .latex file extension.

open .latex file

Can't open a .latex file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

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Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .latex file association, check the FAQ.

.latex file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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