.DTX File Extension

File Type:
Documented LaTeX File

Having trouble opening .dtx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dtx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dtx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DTX file?

Dtx file extension has Documented LaTeX file type, which is associated with the "page layout files" category.

Associated in the DOCTex format, the file contains documentation and source. It allows distributing LaTeX packages. The file typically comes together with an .INS file.

INS files are used for extracting the contents of DTX files into separate files, such as .TEX or .STY files.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

dtx file icon
File Type:
Documented LaTeX File
Page Layout Files

How to open DTX file?

Double click the dtx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dtx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dtx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dtx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DTX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dtx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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