How do I make a software the default viewer for certain documents??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rodami, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. rodami macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi, sometimes, when I open my documents, it either opens them with open office or with microsoft office, now, I want to make the default viewer always microsft office, how do I do this? I remember how to do it in windows, I just dont know where this option is here. Thank you.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    #2
    Highlight a file of the filetype in question. Apple+I. Under Open With, change to the application you desire. Click Change All...

    Voila.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    #3
    right click or control+click the file.


    Select "Get Info" you will see a drop down list with the default application selected. Select the application you want, and then click the "Change All" button.


    This will change all files with that extension to open with the selected program. You will have to repeat for other file types (.txt, .doc, etc..)
     

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