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Another reason to love Microsoft

May 8th, 2002 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After installing Microsoft Office X on my iMac, all StuffIt archives are now associated with Microsoft Word. I reinstalled StuffIt Expander, but it didn’t help. It’s hugely annoying. After each download, Word launches pointlessly, and the .SIT file is tagged with a Word icon.

Leave it to Microsoft to annex a file extension like .SIT, which has only been in use on the Mac for several years.

So now I’m surfing around to get an education on how X associates files with applications, so I can fix this darn thing. Time for this old dog to learn some new tricks.

I should have known installing Office would cause some kind of hassle. But I just had to have Entourage. Call me a masochist, but you all knew that already.

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s the technology tango.

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