TEX File

What are TEX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TEX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a TEX file?

TEX files have multiple uses, and LaTeX Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

LaTeX Document

Files that contain the .tex file extension are most commonly associated with the LaTeX typesetting software application.

The TEX files that are used by this software may contain symbols and text that are used to create mathematical expressions.

The TEX files that are used by the LaTeX program are frequently used for the typesetting of a variety of different math and science applications, such as physics textbooks and engineering books.

The .latex file extension may be used instead of the .tex file extension, but the .tex file suffix is more common than the .latex file suffix.

How to open TEX files

We have identified three TEX openers that are compatible with this specific type of TEX file.

Programs that open LaTeX Document files


Last updated: December 11, 2022

More file formats using the TEX extension

Through our research of TEX files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Corel 10 Texture
  • Croteam Texture File
  • Grigon Texture
  • Nascar Game Texture

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Tinn-R Gui/EditorTinn-R Gui/EditorVerified
MiKTeXMiKTeXUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
WinShellWinShellUser submitted
TeXworks editorTeXworks editorUser submitted
Corel TEXTURECorel TEXTUREUser submitted
WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
Scientific WorkplaceScientific WorkplaceUser submitted
ExpensAbleExpensAbleUser submitted
TeXnicCenterTeXnicCenterUser submitted

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