Making ".doc" files open in Word by default?

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  1. AppleFTW macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2007
    I am currently running a 2.4ghz MacBook Pro with Office 2004. Recently I had to install Parallels and run Windoze XP for a program I need for school. Ever since then, whenever I try to open a .doc file, it wants to boot up Windows and open it through WordPad in Windows. I can fix this by clicking on the individual file and clicking "Open with > Office > Word > Always use this program for this file.

    That fixes it for the single file only though. I have numerous .doc files and continue to get new ones all of the time(being that I am in school). My question is how do I make Word 2004 the default program to open ALL of my .docs and subsequent ones that I get? I cannot seem to figure it out.

    Here is an example of how the files look:

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Highlight a .doc file, press Apple+I to bring up the info box. Change the open with pull down to Microsoft Word, and hit the Change All button.
  3. AppleFTW thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2007

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