Select Settings from the list. Go to the left pane, then choose Default Apps from the list. Click the ‘Set defaults by app’ link. Doing so will allow you to see all the installed programs and apps on your computer. Scroll down until you see Microsoft Word. Select the software program, then click the Manage button. Here’s how you do it: Hit the Search Windows magnifying glass icon (located at the left hand side of your task bar). In the search box, type ‘Default’; and select Choose a default app Then for each known/relevant file type, select the default opening app. Note that it lists several programs that the computer knows will work with this file, including WordPad, the Microsoft Word Viewer (the current default) and Microsoft Word. If you just want to use one of these programs this time, but don't want to set it as the default for this file type, select one of those.
Select Mail Preferences. On the General tab, in Default email reader, select Microsoft Outlook. Set up your default mail account. On the Tools menu, click Accounts. A list of your accounts is in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, and the default account is first in the list. Select the account that you want to make the default account.
2. Click 'Default Programs'.
3. Click 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program'.
4. Scroll through the list of file extensions. You'll see that all the Microsoft Word-related file types, such as .doc, .docx. and .dot already have Microsoft Word as default. This makes sense, as Word is the creator of these file formats.
5. Scroll down to other text-based formats, such as '.txt'. This is the Plain Text format, which also can be opened in Microsoft Word. The default setting is to open text files in Notepad. To change it to Microsoft Word, select it and then click 'Change Program'. Select 'Microsoft Office Word' under 'Recommended Programs'. Click 'OK.' Wait while Windows makes the change. Text files will now automatically open in Word.
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for any other text-based files, such as .rtf (Rich Text Format).
7. Click 'Close'. Exit out of the 'Default Programs' window.
How to change your default web browser
- Make sure that the other web browser is installed.
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click General.
- Choose a web browser from the ”Default web browser” menu.
How to change your default email app
- Make sure that the other email app is installed. Although you might be able to use a web browser for email (webmail), a web browser isn't an email app.
- Open the Mail app.
- Choose Mail > Preferences, then click General.
- Choose an email app from the ”Default email reader” menu.
You might be prompted to add an email account before you can change the setting in Mail. If you don't want to do that, check the preferences of the other email app. You might be able to set a default email app from there.
Make Microsoft Office Default
Change the default web browser or email app on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.