TXT File Documentation

Files in the TXT format store specific text in a clean, unformatted form. This is the standard format for most simple text documents created, most often, with a regular word processor.

Files with the TXT extension are universal and can be opened by many applications on various operating systems. It is possible to convert files with the TXT extension to any other text document format.

The most popular applications that enable opening and modifying TXT files are Microsoft Notepad and Adobe Acrobat.


Feature Value
File Extension .txt
MIME Type text/plain
Encoding Schemes ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16, etc.
Line Ending Characters Windows: CRLF (\r\n), Unix/Linux: LF (\n)
Portability High (Can be opened by most text editors across various operating systems)
Support for Multimedia None
Complex Formatting Not Supported
File Size Limitations Depends on the text editor; generally, up to several gigabytes
Common Use Cases Configuration files, README files, simple data storage
Text Styles None (plain text)
Accessibility Readable by both humans and machines
Concatenation Support Yes
Conversion Options Can be converted to PDF, DOCX, HTML, etc.
Character Limit per Line Dependent on text editor and operating system