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 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.
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.
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.
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.
You 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.
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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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