Word document try to open in Publisher

July 6, 2011 at 10:12:43
Specs: Windows XP
In May, 2001, I opened a newsletter sent to me for proofreading. The newsletter was in MS Publisher, which I had never used and do not need. Since that time, every time I go to open a Word doc, it tries to open in Publisher. I know that I can "right click" and open in Word, but I want it to default to opening in Word, and do not want to have to deal with the Publisher issue. I am currently using Windows XP Home Edition, and MS Office SB Edition 2003.

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July 6, 2011 at 10:23:41
Go to the directory where the file is located.
Possibly "My Documents"

Select the file, but do not open it, just highlight it.
Right click on the file.
A window/menu should open.
At the bottom click on Properties
Another window/menu should open.
Near the top will be two lines:

Type of File:
Should say something like, Microsoft Office Word Document.

Open With:
Should say Microsoft Word

If the Open With: does NOT say MS Word,
click the Change button next to it and select MS Word from the window/menu that should appear.



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