Solved When opening a word document, it automatically opens a PDF

May 14, 2013 at 11:40:52
Specs: Windows XP
When I try to open a word document in one of my folders, I double click to open it and it goes to PDF instead. I am tired of having to specifically designate open it in word from the start menu.

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May 14, 2013 at 11:50:44
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There are a handful of ways to adjust file-type association. One such way is to right-click the Word Document and go to Open with > Choose default program.

Either choose among the Recommended programs, or the list of Other programs, or click the Browse button and choose a program yourself (assuring you find the program executable itself, not a setup file for the program).

After choosing the appropriate program for that file-type, click the checkbox next to "Always use the selected program for this type of file."

Click Ok and the file should open in that program. Additionally, all other files of that same file-type should open in that program too, unless file-type association is later adjusted.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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May 21, 2013 at 14:40:36
If all else fails, find the file winword.exe and associate it with that.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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