Making a program the default program ?

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

  1. macriko macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

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    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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