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BK File Extension

FrameMaker Book Format

What is BK file?

BK is a project file associated with Adobe FrameMaker. BK files store book documents. Adobe FrameMaker is a professional software for designing and publishing large and complex documents. It also offers extensive support for raster graphics.

Adobe FrameMaker

Adobe FrameMaker debuted in 1986 on UNIX systems. FrameMaker was later acquired by Adobe, which still develops the product, although not a actively as in the past. FrameMaker uses its own document referencing system and conditional rendering engine that allows user to generate different versions of a document form the same input BK file.

Programs which support BK file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BK files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with BK extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BK file

Updated: 02/03/2023

How to open file with BK extension?

Being unable to open files with BK extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with BK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Adobe FrameMaker

Install software to open BK file Problems with opening and working with BK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BK files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Adobe FrameMaker and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Adobe FrameMaker installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe FrameMaker and update if needed

Update software that support file extension BKYou still cannot access BK files although Adobe FrameMaker is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe FrameMaker installed, it may not support BK format. The most recent version of Adobe FrameMaker is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe FrameMaker to BK files

If you have the latest version of Adobe FrameMaker installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BK on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with BK file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BK file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe FrameMaker is installed, check the Always use this app to open BK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BK file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BK extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BK extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BK is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BK file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check BK file for viruses
1. The BK may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BK file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the BK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BK file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BK file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FrameMaker Book Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe FrameMaker

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BK extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with FrameMaker Book Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BK files.

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