Quick question about mac mail.

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

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    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


    Jul 12, 2006
  3. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    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

    Mar 20, 2007
    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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