Apple Mail: Changing Default "Helper" Apps

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  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    When I installed OpenOffice, Mail's default app for opening .doc files was changed to OpenOffice. I would like to change this back to Word but cannot find out how to do this. When I right click on the document within Mail, I can use the "open with" option to open with Word, but I can't find a way to make this the default app to open documents with.

    Can somebody help?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Go to a .doc file in the Finder and "Get Info" (Command + I). You'll see towards the bottom the "Open With" section, where you can choose Word. Be sure to hit "Change All" so all files ending with .doc will be opened with Word.
     
  3. southerndoc thread starter macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    Hmm, thanks. I had done this a long time ago when I installed OpenOffice, and when I did it just now, Word was listed as the default app.

    I changed it to OpenOffice, clicked change all, and then immediately changed it back to Word.

    That seemed to fix the problem.

    :)
     

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