Assigning file-types to programs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by juiceman311, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. juiceman311 macrumors member

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    Where can I reset the default of opening .doc or .xls programs? What I mean is, I want these files to open in NeoOffice rather than Word.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Find a document file of the type (any file). Select it, and choose File -> Get Info :)apple:I). At the bottom, where it says Open With, select the program you want, and then hit the Change All button. :)

    You'll have to do it once for each document type.

    The root cause for this issue, as far as I can tell, is that NeoOffice does not make an attempt to redefine the default program for these document types for you itself.
     
  3. juiceman311 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    You can play *.wmv in Quicktime with Flip4Mac. I've never tried it, but since iTunes uses quicktime to play video files, it might work to play *wmv once Flip4Mac is installed...
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    ^^ I don't think iTunes is able / willing to use QT plugins. I think you're limited to converting them. On OS X, there are some programs like EasyWMA that do converting (QT Pro also, I think, with Flip4Mac), and then in Windows iTunes can do the converting.
     

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