creating file associations
Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:51 PM
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Now; how do I know that file this is. for instance,
The one file I wish to open could be a word document. where do I find a file like that, what if I'm not sure what type of file this is.
where do I find the context - menue?
appreciate yhour help.
Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:07 AM
2. Context menu: this is the "right-click" menu. If you highlight an object or file, click the right mouse button, a short menu will pop up. This is the context-menu, and it gives you options specific (in context) to what you have highligted.
As Keith stated, the easiest way to set a file association is by right-clicking the file and choosing "Open With". If you don't have "Open With" on the context menu, then you'll need to open My Computer, Tools menu, Folder Options, File Types tab. The file types are sorted alphabetically by extension. Browse to the file type you need, highlight it. In the bottom half of that screen, click Browse. Windows will populate a list of programs it thinks are good choices. Highlight the right program and click Ok.
You will also notice that once the file associations are set, the icon for each file will have the picture of the Program that opens it. A Word document will a sheet of paper with a big W on it. A PDF file will have a sheet of paper with "PDF" in the upper corner and a cursive A in the center of the apper.
I hope this helps. If not, please post back.
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