Making a program the default program ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macriko, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. macriko macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    Forgive me if this has been asked many times previously but I am new to this. I have both Neo Office Word and MS Word and am trying to make MS Word the default program (currently it's Neo). How do I do this ?
  2. nemex macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2007
    One way to do this:

    select a file, let's say a .doc (one that you know that you know should open with word) ctrl-click on it, select open with -> other... a window will pop up, select Word from the suggested apps, and don't forget to check the "always open with..." . From now own your default app will be Word for all .doc files. Repeat the same for .xls and .ppt files if required.

    Cheers :apple:
  3. Stitzu macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I think another way you'll find this can be achieved is by selecting a file (.doc for example) and then ctrl-clicking and opening the "Get Info" box, and now down where it says "Open with:" you can select the application and click the "Change All..." button to apply the setting to all other files like this.

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