How to launch an application (like "word" from a stack?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Jun 18 16:31:18 EDT 2010

Peter Brigham MD wrote:
> Yes, I forgot about the "show all file extensions" preference. I have it 
> off, but when I turn it on and look in my Applications folder in the 
> Finder, all of the other apps now have ".app" appended, but "Microsoft 
> Word" doesn't. Neither does Powerpoint or Excel.
> And when I try
>    answer file "Pick an app:"; put it into a;put a
> I get, eg, "/Applications/" no matter what the Finder 
> settings are but I also get "/Applications/Microsoft Office 
> 2004/Microsoft Word" no matter what the Finder settings are as well.
> ???

Sounds like you have version of Office that's so old, the apps aren't OS 
X bundles. I didn't think those would run any more. If you right-click 
on Word and you don't see "Show package contents" in the menu, then it 
isn't a bundle.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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