Open tex file

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What is tex file?

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

tex file description

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:

Software that will open tex file


A document preparation system for high-quality typesetting


A program for creating TeX/LaTeX documents


A collection of of TeX related programs


A TeX typesetting engine using Unicode

Other tex file extensions

tex - Concordance full text database

A tex file extension is related to the Concordance program. A tex file contains full text database.

tex - Corel PaintShop Pro texture

A tex file extension is related to the Corel PaintShop Pro, a photo editing tool. A tex file contains textures.

tex - Game texture

Files with tex file extension can also be found as game textures. Contains game graphics.

tex - Hitman game data

A tex file extension is related to Hitman computer game and used for its game resource files.

tex - Leadwerks Game Engine texture

A tex file extension is related to the Leadwerks Game Engine and used for its texture files.

tex - Mackichan Scientific Notebook data

A tex file extension is related to the Scientific Notebook data format developed by Mackichan.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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