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Set Default Application for PDFs in Mac OS X

This document covers how to set different applications to open PDF files in Mac OS X.

By default Mac OS X has Preview the built in PDF reader open and render all PDFs. This can be changed with a few simple steps.

1.) Find a PDF file.

2.) Right click (control key + click) on the PDF. In the menu select "Get Info".

3.) When the Get Info window appears expand the "Open with:" section right above "Preview:".

4.) Select where it currently says "Preview" as the default application.

5.) Pick the desired application.

6.) If you desire that ALL PDFs open via the new application (not just the one we are currently viewing) click "Change All...".

7.) Mac OS X will ask for confirmation of this action. If you wish to proceed click "Continue".

8.) Close the Get Info window.

Keywords:set, default, application, pdf, mac, osx   Doc ID:26046
Owner:Zach G.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-08-24 13:10 CSTUpdated:2019-06-03 12:15 CST
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