What is a .DTX File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dtx extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dtx file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DTX file?

The .DTX file extension is from Documented LaTeX File.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .dtx file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DTX file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .DTX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DTX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dtx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Texmaker software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MiKTeX, TeXworks and Texmaker.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DTX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Texmaker software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DTX file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .dtx file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Texmaker software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use TeXworks and Texmaker software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DTX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Texmaker software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DTX file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dtx file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Texmaker software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Texmaker.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DTX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Texmaker software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DTX file?

If you cannot open the .DTX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DTX file.dub – Microsoft, .duc – Datel, .duck – Cyberduck, .duf – DAZ Productions, .duk – The Duck Corporation. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DTX file with the Texmaker, MiKTeX, TeXworks programs on Windows, Texmaker, TeXworks programs on Mac and Texmaker software on Linux.