How do you make all Word documents to open in NeoOffice?

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  1. piatti, May 19, 2011
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    piatti

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    My Word keeps not responding (together with other Microsoft apps like Powerpoint)

    Perhaps it's because they are heavy apps and I don't have enough space in my computer?

    edit: is there any disadvantage as to using NeoOffice? Is there Mac version for Powerpoints too?
     
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    miles01110

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    Sounds more like a corrupted install to me.

    To get your Word .docx files to open in NeoOffice, highlight one, "Get Info" (Command I), go down to the "Open With" and find NeoOffice, then click "Apply to All."
     
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    GGJstudios

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    1. Right-click on a file of that type in Finder.
    2. Select "Get Info"
    3. Select your preferred app under "Open with"
    4. Click "Change All"
    5. Done.
    Could be corrupted fonts, other processes using system resources, a problem with MS Office installation, etc. You can either give up and use NeoOffice, or diagnose and correct the problem.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you mean "free hard drive capacity" with "enough space", then how much free HDD capacity do you have?

    Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive capacity":
    What is Computer Memory? RAM vs Hard Drive
    RAM vs. Hard Disk

     
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    piatti

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    When I open my Finder it says 7.11 GB available.
    I've been meaning to move all the movies to external hard drive.. but then should I move the whole iPhoto app with its movies and pic to external Hard drive? I'm afraid the EHD might fail on me someday and I would lose all those movies that I took with my iPhone.

    It would be so much better if I could all upload it to YouTube in private mode, automatically, as well as move embed it to a private blogspot blog, but I don't have the programming knowledge to do that. Will somebody show develop the programming and show how it's done?
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    All hard drives fail in time, your external will eventually fail, and so will your MacbookPro's, why not keep a copy on both so that when one fails, all is not lost?
     
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    piatti

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    I would like to make a lot of videos and audio files, and it wouldn't fit in the MacBook Pro.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    or save up and invest in iWork. Much easier to manage than Office it seems. seems like you may need a more user friendly solution.
     

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