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TEX file extension

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

  • What is the .tex file?
  • What program do I need to open a .tex file?
  • How can the .tex file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .tex files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ LaTeX Document

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 .tex file extension.

🔄 .tex converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .tex files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .tex file can be converted into one of the following formats:

$s, 2bp, 2d, 3fr, 411, 4bt, 73i, 82i, 83i, 85i, 86i, 89i, 92i, a64, abs

🚫 The .tex file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tx, fex, tfx, rex, te, etx, tsx, ted, tea, tdx, gex, txe, ex, twx, trx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

WebFOCUS Procedure File
TX Text Control Data
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ReCycle Loop Data
4D Database Client Local Data
Textease Database CT Single-user Database
Structure Enhanced Text Data
Intel HEX Format Data
TeX Font
WinDev HyperFileSQL Transaction TRX Log

🔴 Can't open a .tex 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:

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 .tex file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 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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