How to make Office 2016 your default Microsoft Office application?


Here’s a question from Diggle:

“I’ve installed a new version of Office 365 in my system, but after the installation all my document opening formats are shown as an unknown program. Can you help me to set it up as the default for the Microsoft Office files?”

Yes thank you for the question. In this post we will learn about setting default programs for documents of different formats.

Define Office 2016 as your default version:

By repairing Microsoft Office 2016 will make all the programs to set automatically with the different files to office programs. Steps are described below.



  • Open the Control Panel in your system and click Programs and Features.

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  • Search and check on Microsoft Office 2016.
  • Click on it and hit Change present at the top.

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  • Check on Quick repair to fix the issues and select Repair.
  • Mostly repairing will fix you with the issues, but if still the issue is not cleared try the manual process.

Set default programs manually:

Excel 2016:

  • Right click on an .xlsx file, select Open with and select Choose another app.

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  • Click on Excel 2016 and check on Always use this app to open .xlsx files.

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  • Now you can see that all .xlsx files default program is set to Excel 2016.

Word 2016:

  • Right click on the .docx file, move over open with and select Choose another app.

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  • Click on Word 2016 and check on Always use this app to open .docx files.

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  • Now you can see that all .docx files default program is set to Word 2016.

PowerPoint 2016:

  • Right click on the .pptx file, move over open with and select Choose another app.

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  • Click on PowerPoint 2016 and check on Always use this app to open .pptx files.

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  • Now you can see that all .pptx files default program is set to PowerPoint 2016.

 

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