.doc(x) files open in Word instead of Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jord5i, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Jord5i macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    So I recently got Office for mac, mainly because I have to in order to work in some projects (with pc guys). To be honest I don't really like it, I mean iWork isn't perfect but I don't need all these obsolete features Office has. I like the plain and simple iWork apps.

    Now since I got office, al my .doc files open in Word, which makes sense but I prefer they'd open in Pages. I already tried doing "open with -> other -> always open with this app". But it doesn't seem to work, I did this like 10 times, and my doc files are still being opened in Word.

    Any help on fixing this would be appreciated.
  2. netslacker macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    If you don't plan to use Word then why not just uninstall it? Then .doc files should open in Pages automatically or after setting Pages as default.

    Just a thought.
  3. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    So, you used the Get Info window and made the selection and then checked the box with “Change all files?”
  4. Jord5i thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    thanks I didn't use the get info window, I used the open as->other window.

    Pretty sure it works now

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