How do I make Pages the default program?

Hi,
This may be quite basic, but I can't seem figure it out.
I've just migrated from a PC to a Mac and I have a lot of .doc's. I want to make Pages the default program to open all of my MS Word documents; however, when I select >open with>other>iWork08>Pages, and check the "Always open with" option, it only opens that particular document with Pages, not every .doc file on my computer.
Windows has an "always use for this type of file" option, but I can't find any such thing on my Mac. I have WriteRoom installed and this is somehow the (default) for .doc's, though, I didn't make it that way... just happens to show up first on the list for some reason.
Thanks!

Point to a .doc file in a window using the Finder. Command-i (or right click, then choose "get info") on any .doc file. Under "Open with" specify Pages then click "change all". This will make all .doc files open with Pages by default.
If you don't like this setting, you can change it back. And bear in mind that opening a .doc file with Pages does not allow you to simply save the file using Pages. You have to save a second file in Pages format (and perhaps may wish to then delete the first .doc file). The fact that Pages doesn't save Word documents "natively" like this can be a pain, but there's no way around it because that's how Pages is designed.

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