Word 2004 commandeered RTF files

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Word 2004 commandeered RTF files

I just noticed on my PowerBook that it seems that Word 2004 has commandeered all of my RTF (rich text) and plain text files. When I double-click on one, it automatically opens Word. These files should, naturally, be auomatically opening TextEdit.

Steangely, though, when I control-click on an RTF or plain text file and choose "Open With," it doesn't list TextEdit as an option. I have to choose "Other..." and, from the Open dialog box that appears, change "Recommended" to "All." Only then can I select TextEdit. And even more strangely, when I select TextEdit and check the "Always Open With" box, the file association stays stuck to Word.

Anyone know of a way to permanently fix this? Is there a utility out there where I can force-change file associations in Tiger?

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I haven't used Tiger yet, but

I haven't used Tiger yet, but in every other version of OS X I have tried yet, I have just hit command-I to see the file information, and then click on the "other" menu. There is a button for choosing the application of choice from a list, as well as another button for choosing to open all files with that extension via the same application. It has always worked for me.

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Oh yes, this is always with P

Oh yes, this is always with Path Finder. I can't deal with the nonexistant end-user features of the ordinary Finder. As I recall from way back, the same thing I mentioned above worked in 10.1-10.2 with the Finder, but not always. I suppose you might have tried this already.

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Re: I haven't used Tiger yet, but

Metrophage wrote:
I haven't used Tiger yet, but in every other version of OS X I have tried yet, I have just hit command-I to see the file information, and then click on the "other" menu. There is a button for choosing the application of choice from a list, as well as another button for choosing to open all files with that extension via the same application. It has always worked for me.

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Works just fine in Tiger.

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I'd like to say that what you

I'd like to say that what you all suggested worked.

But it didn't.

I went into Get Info, changed the Open With option to TextEdit, and even hit the Change All button. But as soon as Change All completed, it just reverted back to Word.

What concerns me is that TextEdit doesn't show up in the list of "recommended" applications; I have to change the drop-down to All.

Any other ideas?

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