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Open Word Files

Post by RFS » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:21 pm

Is there an easy way to open Word files from the finder w/ Mellel. The services menu only opens Mellel w/ an icon of a word file... not the selected Word doc.

Any promise of a control key option or does anyone know how to accomplish this w/ a Quicksilver trigger.... tried but could not do it. Most of my files come to me as Word... would be nice to have an easy open option.

-bob

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Post by nicka » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:55 pm

Just to check...

You know that dragging the file onto Mellel -- on the desktop or in the dock -- will do it?

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Post by RFS » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:53 pm

Did not know about the drag to Mellel icon... thank you.... A great help. Still looking for keyboard/mouse options.

-bob

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Post by Reiner » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:18 pm

Use the finder context-menu "open with..." for individual doc-files. If you use the option-key additional you can set the file to be opened each time with the application of your choice.

If you want to set every doc-file on your Mac to be opened with Mellel by default install the additional free SystemPreference http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/ and use it to set doc to be opened with Mellel or whatever application you want.
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Post by RFS » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:19 pm

Neither of those options work. Using the contextual menu in finder does not give Mellel as an option.... I can go under "Other" and search through all my apps to eventually get to Mellel. The using control/option keys together or option key alone does not give me the results you mentioned. What am I missing? In know that I can assign Mellel to individual Word or ALL doc files using "Get Info" and designating the individual file or "change all".

My system: MBP 10.4.9

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Post by kjmatthews » Mon May 07, 2007 3:35 pm

In quicksilver, using the "open with" command seems to work!

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Post by RFS » Mon May 07, 2007 8:24 pm

I think I have done what you suggested.... it brings up a "document rendering" window and takes very long.... 5 min. for a simple one page Word doc. Then when almost complete.... Mellel crashes.

-bob

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Post by RFS » Mon May 07, 2007 8:36 pm

I think I figured out the crash... now... can I develop a quicksilver key that will open any highlighted Word file or is it file specific?

bob

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Post by rwg » Tue May 08, 2007 4:11 am

I would suggest trying Finderpop:

http://www.finderpop.com/

I was able to open a .doc file almost instantly with Mellel by this method.

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Post by RFS » Tue May 08, 2007 5:47 am

Thanks for the tip. Nice to be able to open with contextual menue! Easier than everything else I tried. Could not get the quicksilver thing to work.

I'm sure the Finderpop does a lot but if only opens Word docs directly from the Finder its great!

-bob

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