The file extension TXT is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is a plain text file, but the extension can also be created with EasyPlot and Atari. TXT files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the TXT file extension is defined as a plain text file, the file is categorized as a text file type which stores human readable text created using a wide variety of different applications. Because TXT files are created using a wide variety of applications, they also serve a broad range of different purposes which extend from simple plain text documents to system files to application development files, and much more. TXT plain text files are versatile and can be opened and read by a large number of text editing and word processing applications in addition to the original application the files were created with.
TXT files which are part of EasyPlot are categorized as a various data file type which contains scientific data and technical graphs used in the research and engineering industries. This type of TXT file is proprietary to EasyPlot and helps to research and analyze a variety of different types of data. EasyPlot is an advanced technical graphing software application created by Spiral Software which provides professional tools for scientific and engineering research.
If the file extension TXT is associated with Atari Jaguar, the file is a various data file type which stores binary images used with the Atari Jaguar game. This type of TXT file is created using FILEFIX and displays the text portion of an Atari binary image. Atari Jaguar is the predecessor to Atari Flashback produced in 2004.
How to Open TXT Files
Since TXT files can be opened using a wide variety of programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. TXT files can are compatible with many different applications, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the file extension TXT is defined as a plain text file, the file can be opened using the specific application it is associated with or by using a number of alternative programs capable of reading plain text files. For example, if the plain text file is created using a developer application such as Microsoft Visual Studio, the file can be opened using the Visual Studio application or it can be opened using a text editing or word processing program since developer files are typically in human readable text format.
If you are using the Windows operating system, you can open TXT files which are in a plain text format with WordPad, Notepad, PSPad, TextPad, Geany, Lotus Symphony, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, TXT files can be opened using Apple TextEdit, Apple Pages, AbiSource AbiWord, MacroMates TextMate, BareBones Software BBEdit, Bean OS X, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, you can use BSD Vi, AbiSource AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, OpenOffice Writer, Leafpad, Pico, Nano Editor, or Vim to open and view the contents of TXT files.
TXT files which are created with EasyPlot by Spiral Software must be opened using the EasyPlot software application. EasyPlot is available in a paid version on the Spiral Software website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
If the file extension TXT is related to Atari Jaguar, the file can be opened using the Atari gaming console. This type of TXT file can also be opened using any Atari emulator application capable of working with game binary files.