TXT – Plain Text File

What is a TXT File?

A TXT (Plain Text) file is a simple and widely supported file format that contains unformatted text without any styling or structure.

It contains only basic characters, including letters, numbers, and symbols, making it ideal for storing raw text data. Text files are easily created and opened by various text editors, word processors, and programming environments. While lacking formatting options, they are valuable for storing and sharing information in a universally readable manner.

How do I open a TXT file?

Opening a TXT file is straightforward.

Here's how:

  • Text Editors: Most operating systems come with built-in text editors (Notepad on Windows, TextEdit on macOS) that can open TXT files.
  • Word Processors: Software like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or LibreOffice Writer.
  • Code Editors: If the TXT file contains programming code, using specialized code editors like Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, or Atom is beneficial.
  • Online Tools: Numerous online text editors and viewers are available for opening and editing TXT files.

TXT files can be effortlessly converted to PDF and vice versa using free online tools like PDF2Go. This adaptability adds to their practicality and wide usability.