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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .tfm extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .tfm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .TFM file?

The .TFM file extension is TeX Font Metric File. The file is a font related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .tfm file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TFM file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TFM 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the TeXworks software that 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 .TFM file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the TeXworks software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is TeXworks.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TFM 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 TeXworks software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TFM file?

If you cannot open the .TFM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TFM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tfmx – Final Music System Tracker Module, .tfr – LucasArts, .tfrd – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, .tfrproj – vicr123, .tfw – ESRI. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TFM file with the TeXworks, MiKTeX programs on Windows and TeXworks program on Mac.