The File Extensions Database

.BBL File Extension

  • Developer by: Oren Patashnik
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .BBL file?

.BBL is BibTeX Generated Bibliography File

Plain text file used by BibTeX, a program used to generate bibliographies; contains references defined in the LaTeX typesetting language; may be created manually or generated by BibTeX from a corresponding .BIB file.

BBL files commonly used for citing references for a LaTeX document. They are often used by academic journals and other white paper authors for storing bibliographic information.

Programs that open BibTeX Generated Bibliography File
TeX Live

How to solve problems with BBL files

  • Associate the BBL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BBL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BBL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BBL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BBL is BibTeX Generated Bibliography File. Because only the current version supports the latest BBL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Oren Patashnik manufacturer website after an available .BBL is BibTeX Generated Bibliography File update.
  • To make sure that your BBL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.