Strange behavior new Macbook & Word 2004

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Beligerent, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Beligerent macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2003
    Exeter, NH
    I have a strange issue happening in 10.5 on my new Macbook 2GHZ...I installed word 2004 and when i open my documents folder all my word documents have the nice blue and white document icon and then right before your eyes they will change to a generic icon. i have repaired permissions and the behavior is still happening. any ideas?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The app you have set to automatically open that type of file is something other than word.
  3. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    Sounds like you have TextEdit as your default document editor. To remedy this and make sure that Word is your default editor for all .doc files you can use the following steps.
    1) Click once on the file in Finder.
    2) Choose File -> Get info (or Apple+I).
    3) Select the application you want to open that file under "Open with".
    4) Click on [Change All...] to apply this globally.

    It is just that simple.

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