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How do you make Microsoft Word Default

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by LittleByte, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. LittleByte

    LittleByte Thread Starter

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    I have a program that whenever you want to write, it opens up Word Pad.

    Is there a way to fix it so that Microsoft word opens up instead.:D
     
  2. Bruce319

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    well, have your so called program set to open in word and not in word pad in the settings.
     
  3. Gram123

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    I take it you mean you're opening a file and it is associated with WordPad.
    If so, right-click the file and select Open With. Find and click Microsoft Word, put a tick in the "Always use this program to open these files" checkbox.

    Et voila.

    Gram
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    A quick addendum

    You need to first select the file, and then with the shift key held, right mouse in order to get the Open With option to appear. (unless you have installed the reg tweak that has it there all the time)
     
  5. Mr_Webmaster

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    XP has it under a sub context menu
     
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