Making program defaults

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wayland1985, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    I have a problem that's annoying the heck out of me. I recently switched to Pages (from word). My school uses Word primarily, but pages seems to render all of their documents really well.

    My problem is, when I download a document from the school accounts, and attempt to open it, Text edit opens them all be default. So, i need to open my downloads in finder, secondary click on the file, and choose to open it with pages. Is there a way to make pages open all the .doc files by default, and not Text Edit???
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    CMD+I, change the open with app, then press 'Change All'.
  3. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
  4. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    I wanted to know this too, but I don't understand the instructions.
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    To change the defaults for a file:
    1. Select a file that needs changing
    2. Perform a Get Info on the file ( :apple:+I or Get Info from the File menu )
    3. Find the Open With section
    4. Pull down the little list box that lists the registered applications for this file type and select the one you want
    5. If the one you want isn't there, click Other Application then select it from the open dialog that appears. If it's grayed select All Applications instead of Recommended Applications.
    6. Click Change All and confirm that you wish to do this
    7. Close the Get Info window

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