forcing apps to open with right app

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lowonthe456, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    for whatever reason, pdfs refuse to auto open with acrobat. it still defualts to preview.

    if i go to "open with" and manually choose the app and select :always open..."

    that file will change to acrobat, but the other pdf's still default to preview


    how do i change this globally?
     
  2. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Click on a file of the type and get info. Then you should see a pull down menu of default apps. Under that there will be a change all button. Click that and you should be good to go.
     
  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a helpful answer, but I was wondering what advantage opening a pdf with acrobat has over preview? Honestly just curious
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I was curious too. Leopard's PDF handling is lightning fast.

    The only thing I need Acrobat for is a large PDF book with index. Haven't found a way for Preview to use the index, so it has to opened by chapter. Of course, with Coverflow, I can peruse the chapter's title page on-the-fly, then Quicklook to open.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Certainly the full Acrobat program (not Reader) has more powerful PDF-editing tools than Preview. I need them rarely enough that I simply open Acrobat when I need to and allow Preview to handle the viewing the majority of the time. But someone who edits PDFs a lot would probably want Acrobat to be the default app.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Authoring PDF - well, that makes sense... So used to being on the viewing end. Full Acrobat also has the fine control needed for commercial printing services.
     
  7. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    You are right. I guess for some reason I took it as the reader.
     

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