How to open Microsoft Office 2004 on Mac with Microsoft Office 2004 and
not with Microsoft Office 2008 on Mac?
If both Microsoft Office 2004 and Microsoft Office 2008 are installed
on the Mac, the latter opens all Microsoft Office 2004 files (.doc,
..ppt and .xls) by default. I know that it was intended as a feature,
but it is a real pain, nightmare and tremendous waste of time if you
have both Microsoft Office 2004 and Microsoft Office 2008 installed on
the same Mac. And must have both.
Amazingly, if the File - Get Info - Open with is changed to the
corresponding Office 2004 application (Word, Excel or PowerPoint), it
works as expected and fixes the problem for such single file, but if
the "Change All" button is clicked, then such file and the rest are
open with Microsoft Office 2008 applications. What??!!
I mean, if the "Change All" button is NOT clicked, then the Open with
works as expected, so, it must do something to the file (yet, Console
Anyone can figure it out and make a macro or application or whatever to
change all such Office 2004 files with a single click for all (I have
thousands of such Office 2004 files and I cannot afford to change them
on a one-by-one basis; I would need months or years!), so that they are
always open with Office 2004 applications (Word, Excel or PowerPoint)
and not Office 2008 applications.