PTX is a file format used to store page layouts. These files are used by E-transcript manager. These files are often used for transcripts of courtroom hearings or official meeting transcripts, and they can be transmitted via e-mail. PTX files were specifically created so that these transcripts could be sent, as alternative formats are often falsely flagged as spam and blocked.
Alternatively, these files can also be a type of texture file used by imaging software, or they can be the result of an image taken with a Pentax digital camera – they too create PTX files. The texture, image and transcript files cannot be used interchangeably – a transcript viewer program won’t be able to use a texture, for example.
How can you open PTX files?
Opening PTX files requires compatible software – specifically, software compatible with the specific type of PTX file that is being used. That means that you’ll need imaging software to open a Pentax camera file, but a text editor to open a transcript file.
What programs work with PTX files?
The main program to be used with transcript files is the RealLegal E-Transcript Viewer. They can also be viewed by other programs like E-Transcript Manager, or even text editors, as they are usually text-only files.
Texture PTX versions need a version of Corel PaintShop, as they are Paint Shop files.
Pentax-created files can be opened either with Windows Photo, UFRaw or similar programs, or the software that comes included with a Pentax camera.