I have a couple of software word processing applications that just show a bent upper corner on a blank sheet with the letters 'TXT' on the bottom ....for an icon in Snow Leopard. How can I make the application (any application) display a custom icon unique to each application ... instead of the generic looking icon (described above), when I save a file. I also am now getting a similar bent corner icon ...with XLS when I save an Excel file ...instead of the one it used to generate when I was using Tiger. The default icon in Tiger had a green colored header on the top of the default icon when you saved a file. It also had the Excel icon in the upper left corner. I can see the default icon for Excel when I do the get info ...but it doesn't display like that when I have the file in a folder. How can I get it to display the correct icon when in icon view in a folder? I know how to change an icon to a custom one individually ...or quantities all at once by copy and paste in Get Info window. I'm wanting to have the application 'create' the desired icon when I am finished making a new file from an application by itself ...without having to copy/paste ...to change it to the one I want. Hope I wasn't to confusing with my questions.