Can't change default application

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  1. petehumble, Mar 31, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011

    petehumble macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have OpenOffice which I find excellent in dealing with troublesome word docs that won't open.
    For example, I always need it to open .docx documents. So I decided to change the default program from Word to OpenOffice to handle these type of files.
    The method I used (which has worked in the past) is to 'command-i' the file and choose the program in the drop down list then click 'change all'. I get a confirmation window which I click, but then it just instantly changes back to Word.

    Am I missing something? Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

    gorskiegangsta

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    #2
    This indeed is the correct method to change file associations. Try closing all applications (or just restart) and then redo the procedure and restart the computer again.
     
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