Quick question about mac mail.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by btcomm, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

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    Ok so I try to open a .doc attachment in mail, it says it does not know what application to use.

    I have to chose application every time and then it will open.

    If I open a document from the hard drive, that works fine.

    What do I need to do to get mail to automatically open the doc in ms word?

    I have already tried removing word with their uninstall utility and reinstalling and that has not helped.

    This is mac os x 10.4.6.
     
  2. amiga macrumors 6502

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  3. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I do.

    I fixed it, I had removed word trial, but until I removed it from the trash can it did not stop trying to open it with that old version.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    Since you said that all .Doc files on your hard drive open with MS Word, this probably won't matter, but worth a shot.

    Find a .Doc file and press CMD+I to get information on it. It'll tell you the default application for opening it. Reselect MS Word and click "Apply To All" and it might help.
     

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