How do I make OpenOffice a default programme on Yosemite?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CesarLaser, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. CesarLaser macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2015
    Hello everyone,

    I have recently purchased a Mac OS X Yosemite. I am very happy with this purchase but I want to make OpenOffice my default programme for text documents and spreadsheets as opposed to "Pages" and "Numbers".

    I have already tried changing things for some individual documents - I right clicked a spreadsheet document and set it to "Always open with this programme" after using "Open With" to locate OpenOffice but that doesn't work. I double clicked the same programme afterwards and it still opened with "Numbers". I want to set OpenOffice as the default for all my related documents, not just one or two anyway. It'll make things much, much quicker for my workflow.

    Any ideas?

    Any help in the form of blow-by-blow idiot guide would be greatly, greatly appreciated.


  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Go to a form you want open by OpenOffice, highlight it and then hit CMD+I. This will open a new window. In the new window yo will see an option of what program you want to use to open that form with, set it to OpenOffice. Then you will have the option to set similar forms to open with the same program. Check it off and then other forms will then open with OpenOffice.

    Do the same with a Numbers form. Then OpenOffice should become your ndefault program.

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