Subject: Fw: Word/Abiword
From: Michael Leddy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 17:08:12 CST
> I am trying to find out why after I downloaded Abiword some of my
> documents previously done in Word now show up as Abiword documents?
Laura, I found myself in this situation a few weeks ago. I think that the
simplest way to fix things is as follows--
select one your .doc files by clicking once on it
hold down the shift key and right click once
select "open with"
check the box next to "Always use this program to open this type of file"
If I've given you good advice, your Word files should now have the Word icon
To keep it that way, uninstall AbiWord and reinstall it, but at the very
start, uncheck the box about .doc and .rtf.
Someone on the list (Martin, I think) helped me with this a few weeks back.
It seems to me that having the box about .doc and .rtf checked as a default
is a bad move, esp. since ordinary users are so often encouraged to install
programs without altering or even investigating options ("Just click 'Next,"
etc.). Me, I found the change in the icon an unpleasant surprise.
Hope this helps,
(sorry if this posts twice--I tried once and it didn't seem to show up)
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