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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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4.2. Specify a Different Program When Opening a File

You can open a file in a different program from the one normally associated with the file. This enables you to use the other program's features to work on the file.

Every document you create has a particular file type. File types are Text Documents, Rich Text Documents, Bitmap Images, JPEG Images, and more. All these types have a default program associated with them. For example, Text Documents are associated with Notepad, and Rich Text Documents are associated with WordPad or Word. Double-clicking a file opens the file in the associated program.

You may have situations where you prefer to open a particular file with a different program. For example, double-clicking a picture file opens in ...

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