Textedit/Word questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rye9, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    I understand textedit can save .docx files... but can it read them as well? I don't believe I've been able to open .docx files before...

    Anyways, I was mostly wondering if there's any way to set Textedit to open up .doc files and Word to open up .docx files. Everytime I open up a file that's not .docx I'd much rather use the less intensive Textedit.
  2. greatmaju macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2008
    A Little place i Call Terra
    Right. Click on a .DOC, then CMD+I. Under the heading of Open With: in the new Info windows, go to the drop down box (Should have Word in it) and change it to TextEdit. then press the Change All button.:D

    As for TextEdit opening .DOCX, I don't know. I only use .DOC and .ODT from OpenOffice.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Just tried it and Text Edit can open .docx files.

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