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BST file format description

Many people share .bst files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bst file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bst files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bst - BibTeX Document Style

The BST document files are related to teTeX. BST file is a BibTeX Document Style. BibTeX is reference management software for formatting lists of references. The BibTeX tool is typically used together with the LaTeX document preparation system.

Document files
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BibTeX Document Style related extensions:
LaTeX Auxiliary Data
BibTeX Bibliographic Reference
BibTeX Document
LaTeX Document Class Data
LaTeX Font Encoding Data
TeX Font

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bst file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bst files. Be especially cautious with .bst files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bst file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bst file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

b5t, bct, bet, bs, bsf, bsg, bsh, bsr, bsy, bt, bts, bwt, bxt, bzt, fst

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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