Can't find Office applications in Windows 8?

Here are two ways to find and open Office applications from the Start screen:

  • On the Start screen, start typing the name of the application, such as Word or Excel. Search opens automatically as you type. In the search results, click the application to start it.

    Important   You won’t find Office applications by searching for “Office”, so search for each application by name.

    Type the application name in the Search box

  • Swipe up or click the arrow at the bottom of the Start screen to see a list of all your applications.

    Click the arrow at the left bottom of the screen

    You may need to scroll left or right to see the Microsoft Office 2013 group.

    Find the Office application by name

Tips   To open Office applications faster, pin them to your Start screen or the taskbar on your desktop. Right-click each application’s name and click either Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar.

Or you can use this Pin Microsoft Office programs to the taskbar troubleshooter to quickly pin the applications to the taskbar. Just click the troubleshooter link, click Open, and follow the steps in the troubleshooter.

Pin to Start

Can't find Office 2013 after refreshing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

If you can’t find Office after refreshing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, it may have been removed. To reinstall Office:

If you're a home user, sign in to your account page and click Install.

If you’re a business user, sign in to the Office 365 portal and click Install.

Applies To: Access 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, Word 2013, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Visio 2016 Preview

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