how to make microsoft office the default programs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orijinal, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. orijinal macrumors 6502

    orijinal

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    i just installed office, and i'd like to make the programs included (word, powerpoint, excel) the default programs for their associated file-types. right now most files are being opened by apple "pages" program... how do i remedy this?
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    Burlington, VT
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    Find a file that you want to open with Office. Right click or control click and select "get info". There should be an option there to say what program you want to open the file with. There should also be something to check to tell the computer to open all files of this type with that program.

    Hope that makes sense. I am not at home nor on a Mac at the moment so I can't say exactly how it looks and what it says.
     
  3. rstorm macrumors regular

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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Here's a screen shot:
     

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