.BBL File Extension

Oren Patashnik
File Type:
BibTeX Generated Bibliography File

Having trouble opening .bbl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bbl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bbl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BBL file?

Bbl file extension has BibTeX Generated Bibliography file type, developed by Oren Patashnik, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

BibTeX – an application for generating bibliographies – requires files with this extension to do its job. These plain text files contain references written in the LaTeX typesetting language. BBL files can be created manually; another option – generating a BBL file from an associated .BIB file. Usually, BBL files serve as a bank for citing from a source LaTeX document.    

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

bbl file icon
Oren Patashnik
File Type:
BibTeX Generated Bibliography File
Misc Files

How to open BBL file?

Double click the bbl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bbl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bbl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bbl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BBL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bbl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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