Microsoft Office 2004 update....issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MSD401, May 9, 2007.

  1. MSD401 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2006
    Ogden, UT
    So I recently downloaded the newest Office 2004 seems to have messed up my default settings...meaning I download a word doc (.doc) and it wants to open it with pages not word.....I changed the default setting for that specific file but how do I change it back system wide...prior to the update it had always recognized word docs.....

    Makes me feel like I am back using windows...thanks mircosh#$
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    Weird that this would change with the update.

    Easy to fix, though. select a file of the type you want to open in word Always. Right/ctrl-click and select "Get Info." There should be a section that says "Opens With" where you can select the application it opens with. Change it to word, then click the "Change all" button to change ALL the files of that type to open in Word.
  3. smartgirlglasse macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2005
    I'm having the same problem... sort of. Ever since I updated, my Word & Excel have disappeared. I get the question mark icon when I click on the icon in the dock. And neither application shows up in the applications folder.

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