Word for Mac (Old Version) and RTF FIles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by frozenflourish, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. frozenflourish macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2008
    My university wants us all to use RTF files. As I am sure you all know text edit sucks.
    But it automatically opens all my RTFs.
    I have to manually get word to open them which is a pain in the ass.
    How can I fix this so that all RTF's are automatically opened by WORD?

    I am still on the old version of word because I have to use ENDNOTE - which has no support for Word 2011 right now. I have a copy of 2011 sitting on my desk and I am itching to use it, but I will loose 200+ citations if I do. UGH
  2. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Sure you can. Find any rtf file, hit Cmd-I to open its info window and select Word from the pull down menu under "Open with:". Now click "Change All...", confirm the dialog box, and you're set.
  3. frozenflourish thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2008
    thank you so much!

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