Word files opening in Word or Word Pad, what's up?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by FHayek, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. FHayek macrumors member

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    All,

    I use Parallels 8 to run Windows 7 -32 bit and MS Office 2012.

    When I open a Word Doc that was saved with the .doc extension, the file opens in MS Word. When I open a MS Word Doc that has the .docx extension, the doc opens in Word Pad.

    When viewing these files in a folder, all of them have the little icon for Word with the Parallel Redlines denoting my use of Parallels 8.

    Do I need to associate these files with the doc extension so the open in Word vs. Word Pad?

    Any help would be great.

    FH
     
  2. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502

    TheMTtakeover

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    If you right click on the file there should be an option to select a default program or you can right click and choose open with. I would say more but I only have a Mac accessible to me. Hope this helps
     
  3. FHayek thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. I was able to associate all the .docx with MS Word.

    FH
     

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