STY File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a STY file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .STY files.

What is a STY file?

The .sty file extension is most commonly associated with the Microsoft Word word processing application. Style sheet files created in the DOS version of Microsoft Word are saved with the .sty file extension.

The .sty file extension is also used for generic style template files, Micrografx Picture Publisher print style files, Ventura Publisher style sheet files, Band-in-a-Box backing style files, DirectMusic style files, Genesis 2000 files, LaTeX style files and Yamaha general style files.

How to open STY files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension STY for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different STY openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension STY

While we know of one file format using the .STY file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .STY file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of STY files. Remember, different programs may use STY files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

MiKTeXMiKTeXUser submitted
Band-in-a-BoxBand-in-a-BoxUser submitted
TeXworks editorTeXworks editorUser submitted
CanvasCanvasUser submitted
WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
TeXworksTeXworksUser submitted
Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
LUW95 ApplicationLUW95 ApplicationUser submitted
MicroGDSMicroGDSUser submitted
RealDrums Set 2c - Country and ReggaeRealDrums Set 2c - Country and ReggaeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with STY-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with STY-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!