I just want documents to open in Pages.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sergeant Pepper, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Sergeant Pepper macrumors member

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    I have both Microsoft Office 2004 and iWork '09 installed on my MacBook. I've stopped using Word and started using Pages, but my Mac seems determined to make things as difficult as possible.

    Whenever I try to open a .doc file, one of two things happens:
    1) It opens in TextEdit.
    2) It opens in Word.

    I've tried right-clicking the .doc file, selecting "Open With...", choosing "Pages," and checking the "Always Open With" checkbox, which opens the selected document just fine in Pages. However, this does nothing for other .doc files, which continue to open in either TextEdit or Word.

    How do I set things up so that all .doc files open in Pages and nothing else?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #2
    Highlight a .doc file, and right click, select "Get Info"
    Under Open with, change to Pages, then press Change All.
     
  3. munson macrumors 6502

    munson

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    #3
    1. Right click file
    2. Get info
    3. Change the "Open with" field
    4. Hit the "Change all..." button
    5. Voila!
     
  4. munson macrumors 6502

    munson

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    #4
    CURSES! You beat me to it!
     
  5. Sergeant Pepper thread starter macrumors member

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  6. MSTRKRFT macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much I just figured this wasn't a problem and moved on until I thought of this.
     
  7. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    Another question, very close to the answered one

    As the question is answered, I take over and ask about a related thing, if you excuse me:

    How to get rid of cursed right click on file, "open with" dialog options like: "123.xyz (MAC) - Bootcamp Partition"

    :confused:
     
  8. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    You should really open a new thread rather than hijack this one.
     
  9. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    Damn it, and I thought, I would get away with it. Of course, I will. :)
     

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