Files with tex file extension can be mainly found as special documents prepared using the TeX/LaTeX document preparation software.

There are 6 other file types using
the TEX file extension!

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TEX file extension - TeX/LaTeX text document

What is tex file? How to open tex files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The tex file extension is most notably associated and used for TeX/LaTeX text document files.

LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. The tex file is a plain text that contains markup conventions, which define document structure.

It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing (computer science, electrical engineering, economics, statistics, etc.)

MIME types used for tex files:

The default software associated to open tex file:

LaTeX icon

LaTeX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
LaTeX Project Development Team

A document preparation system for high-quality typesetting, LaTeX is used to create medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing.

XeTeX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Jonathan Kew

XeTeX is Unicode-based TeX using platform fonts and font technologies (e.g. AAT on Mac OS X or OpenType features on Mac/Linux/Windows) to provide typesetting for all the world's scripts.

MiKTeX icon

MiKTeX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Christian Schenk

An up-to-date implementation of TeX and related programs for Windows.

TeXworks icon

TeXworks  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
TeX Users Group

TeXworks is application used to create documents with TeX/LaTeX document markup language.

Help how to open:

Use any LaTeX editor to open and work with *.tex documents.

How to convert:

TEX documents can be for example exported to PDF or PostScript. This can be usually done with some dedicated export function or via a virtual printer driver.

Find conversions from tex file:

tex to pdf

Find converter to tex file type:

ris to tex

List of software applications associated to the .tex file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open tex file, edit tex file, convert tex file, view tex file, play tex file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting tex files.

Software that open tex file - TeX/LaTeX text document

Programs supporting the exension tex on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open tex file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with tex file by default:
LaTeX small icon LaTeX
MiKTeX small icon MiKTeX
TeXworks small icon TeXworks
Other suggested software:
Texmaker small icon Texmaker
LEd Latex Editor

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