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Lesson 5. Working between Mac OS X Appli... > Open documents in other applications

Open documents in other applications

Drag documents (or page proxies, as explained above) onto application icons in the Finder or Dock to open those documents in the targeted applications; if an application is capable of opening the document, the application icon will highlight. This is great for when you want to open a document in something that isn't the default.

For instance, open Microsoft Word files in TextEdit—just drag and drop the file onto the TextEdit icon, either in the Dock or in the Applications folder.


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