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    Associating Files with programs
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    Associating Files with programs
    I am just wondering how I associate a specific file type with a program. For example I have a load of MS Word files but I only have the (now expired) Office:Mac test drive installed. I do however have open office on the system.

    When I open the Word file it trys to open with MS Word, I want it to open with Open Office by default and not have to right click and select open with Open Office.

    Any know how I do this?

    Thanks

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    Associating Files with programs
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    right click on a word document and select 'Get Info'. Under the 'Open With' option, change it to the program you want and select Change all. Then all documents with that extension will open with the specified app
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    Associating Files with programs
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    Thanks

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    Associating Files with programs
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    A faster way to do it is:

    Control click the file that you want to associate.

    Hold the "Option" key.

    You'll see that the contextual menu changes a little. You'll also now see "Always Open With..."

    Choose the program from the list and it's just like you did it through the "Get Info" window.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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