Software : Jonathan Kew : TeXworks


(as of 6/9/2014)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • GUI for the TeX typesetting system
  • Simple, familiar interface based on common applications
  • Integrated PDF viewer for previewing project output
  • Source/preview synching to quickly find the location in the source code from the PDF preview

TeXworks is an open-source application created as a GUI for TeX, a typesetting system that is the standard for creating technical publications. Without an installed user interface, TeX must be accessed through a command line interface. TeXworks requires an installation of TeX to run.

The graphical user interface provided by TeXworks simplifies the process of creating TeX documents. Its design is based off of other open-source, cross-platform tools to provide a familiar user experience. TeXworks provides an integrated PDF viewer to easily view the output of your project with source/preview synchronization. With source/preview synchronization you can control-click on a point in your PDF preview and see where it is located in your source.

TeXworks makes working with TeX more accessible than using a command prompt. If you are looking for a free and easy way to create TeX documents, TeXworks is a good choice. If you want more features like project management, you may want to look elsewhere.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.TEX – LaTeX Source Document

Other file extensions used by TeXworks 0.4.5

Supported File Types
.BBLBibTeX Generated Bibliography File
.CLSLaTeX Document Class File
.DTXDocumented LaTeX File
.LTXLaTeX Document
.STYLaTeX Style
.TFMTeX Font Metric File
Additional Related File Formats
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.BLGBibTeX Log File
.BSTBibTeX Style Document
.DFULaTeX Font Encoding File
.ETXTeX Font Encoding File
.INSLaTeX Installer Script
.LATEXLaTeX Document

Updated: June 9, 2014