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#1 JayJax

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 09:55 PM

I know I have done this before and I have searched for directions but can't find them.  Murphys Law I can find directions for everything but what I'm needing.

 

Anyway could someone please tell me how to set my default programs.

 

I have a pdf document that keeps opening in preview and I need to reset my defaults.   I HATE PREVIEW so I can't imagine I chose that.

 

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 11:54 PM

Preview IS the default app to open pdf files. Right click on the pdf document > Get Info > Open with: > choose your app or Other if it isn't listed, navigate to the app in Applications > Change All. 



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 11:14 PM

Preview IS the default app to open pdf files. Right click on the pdf document > Get Info > Open with: > choose your app or Other if it isn't listed, navigate to the app in Applications > Change All. 

 

Thanks -- usually that works but its not finding Adobe to open it  but I know I have it so if I could change the default it would automatically use it. 

 

I have searched all over the internet and the suggested fixes are like reading War and Peace.   This is one thing I find annoying with Apple.   There ought to be a simple way to do this but I guess there isn't.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 12:54 AM

 

Preview IS the default app to open pdf files. Right click on the pdf document > Get Info > Open with: > choose your app or Other if it isn't listed, navigate to the app in Applications > Change All. 

 

 but its not finding Adobe to open it  but I know I have it 

 

I have searched all over the internet and the suggested fixes are like reading War and Peace.   This is one thing I find annoying with Apple.   There ought to be a simple way to do this but I guess there isn't.

 

 

 

Have you adobe installed or not? Open your programs folder and search for them. If it so, as buddyme2 said right-click on an pdf-dokument, choose get info and the choose adobe reader as default viewer. At last click on change all button that makes adobe as default viewer for everyone.



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:41 PM

 

Preview IS the default app to open pdf files. Right click on the pdf document > Get Info > Open with: > choose your app or Other if it isn't listed, navigate to the app in Applications > Change All. 

 

Thanks -- usually that works but its not finding Adobe to open it  but I know I have it so if I could change the default it would automatically use it. 

 

I have searched all over the internet and the suggested fixes are like reading War and Peace.   This is one thing I find annoying with Apple.   There ought to be a simple way to do this but I guess there isn't.

 

Well then, you either have not installed it correctly or you have installed it somewhere other than the Applications directory. 

If you would take the time to learn Mac OS X with an open mind then you'd find that it's pretty easy to do things with an Apple computer. 

 

What apps are listed when you right click on the PDF file > Open With?

Is Adobe Reader listed in your Mac Application directory?

If it is, is it greyed out when you click on the "Other" button?



#6 JayJax

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:34 PM

i didn't install anything.   It was installed by a very reputable computer repair company.    I have an open mind but obviously my opinion differs from yours.   an opinion is something we are both entitled to.   I've been confronted on all sides with all sorts of problems while having contracted pneumonia that won't let get along with the drugs necessary to treat it leave me even dimmer than normal but I'm doing the best I can.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:31 PM

Locate any PDF document …

Click once to select …

With the PDF selected, click on the File menu and select "Get Info" …

In the resulting window, look for "Open with" …

Select the application of choice …

Click "Change All" …

A warning dialog will open … Click "Continue" …

Close the "info" window …

… you're done …



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:25 PM

Thanks - I am on my windows laptop currently - when next I sign in to my Apple Computer I will give your instructions a go.






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