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BST File Extension

BibTeX Style Document

What is BST file?

BST filename suffix is mostly used for BibTeX Style Document files. BST files are supported by software applications available for devices running . BST file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling BST files is TeXworks, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of TeX Users Group developer not only will you find detailed information about theTeXworks software, but also about BST and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BST file extension

Files with BST 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 BST file

How to open file with BST extension?

Being unable to open files with BST extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with BST files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BST files.

Step 1. Get the TeXworks

Install software to open BST file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BST files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install TeXworks or one to the listed programs: proTeXt, LaTeX Editor, LaTeX. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit TeXworks website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of TeXworks

Update software that support file extension BSTIf the problems with opening BST files still occur even after installing TeXworks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of TeXworks is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that TeXworks cannot handle files with BST may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using TeXworks.

Step 3. Associate BibTeX Style Document files with TeXworks

If you have the latest version of TeXworks installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BST on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BST file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the BST with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where TeXworks is installed, check the Always use this app to open BST files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with BST file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BST file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select TeXworks and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BST extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the BST for errors

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

Check BST file for viruses
1. Check the BST file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BST 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 scanner detected that the BST file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BST file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the BST file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the BibTeX Style Document file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle TeXworks

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BST files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with BibTeX Style Document files. It may be the case that the BST files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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