alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .TEX

File description

Files that have the TEX extension is mostly related to the LaTeX typesetting application. These files are used by this program that may comprise of text and symbols that are needed to come up with mathematical expressions.

The LaTeX program makes use of the TEX files that are generally used for the typesetting of various different science and math applications, like engineering books and physics textbooks. The TEX extension can be used instead of the .LATEX extension, however, the TEX extension is more common to use than the .LATEX file extension.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .TEX file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .TEX extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .TEX file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .TEX file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Text Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStarStarStar
File name: LaTeX Source Document
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
gVim gVim
LaTeX LaTeX
TeXnicCenter TeXnicCenter
TeXworks TeXworks
Mac OS
Mac OS
LyX/Mac LyX/Mac
Skim Skim
Texmaker Texmaker
Linux
Linux
Texmaker Texmaker
TeXworks TeXworks
Category
Raster Image Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Texture File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Avalon Heroes Avalon Heroes
Dead Rising 2 Dead Rising 2
Hover! Hover!
Serious Sam Serious Sam
Remember!
The .TEX file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .TEX extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .TEX file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .TEX file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .TEX file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .TEX file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .TEX file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .TEX file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.