Mac File association on Imac

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davids

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I have heard so much about imacs and I had my first proper go on one the other day - very stylish, but it is causing me problems already!

The main problem is that I have transfered over Office 2003 documents and everytime I try to open them, the OS trys to open them with "Mac Office" (which is a try or buy version that has expired). I have come to realise that every file has to be re-associated seperatly. Is there a way around this?
 

Mictlantecuhtli

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Select the file in Finder, then press Apple + i (or from File menu "Get Info"). On the "Open with" section, select the application you want to use and click "Change All" -button below it.

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davids

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Thanks. I seem to have another porblem on top of that now also - After I uninstalled the trial of mac office, *.doc files will no longer open with iWorks - when I bring up the open dialog box in iWorks all the doc files are greyed out.

Do you have any ideas why this may be?
 

davids

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thanks

thanks for the link, the article is helpfull, i will read it fully tomorrow.

I have tryed opening the files from the actual icon, and using open with, and from iworks itself. Most files open ok but a few doc files will not open, I cant remember the error message but i will post it on here tomorrow.

I also have another problem if you would be kind enough to help:
I have managed to edit the default template in iworks word processor, so that a new document opens up as a full page, but I would like to make existing documents open up in a similar way (basically so I can get them as near to an actual A4 size as possible). The way I can do this is by setting the "View size" to about 175% but I cannot find how to make this the default view size. Is this possible?
 

davids

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thanks for the help

I have now decided on a simpler sollution - I am going to purchase Mac Office as I have tryed the demo version and I think it will solve all the compatability problems.

Thanks for all the help though.
 
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DelJo63

Try the OpenOffice solution from NeoOffice. Has Word and Excel compatibility,
requires OS 10.3.9 and above and --- IT'S FREE:)
 

davids

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Thanks

Thanks for the reply, in the end I bought a copy of mac:eek:ffice (and it did the job perfectly!).

But I will bear neo office in mind, it sounds good.
 
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