Create a desktop shortcut for an Office app or file in Windows 10

You can create a desktop shortcut to the Office apps or files you use most often.

Create a desktop shortcut for an Office app in Windows 10

  1. Select the Start button, and then find the Office app you want to create a shortcut for.

  2. Left-click the tile or icon for the app, and then drag it to your desktop and release.

A shortcut for the app appears on your desktop.

Tip: If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do a quick search for it. In the search box on the taskbar, type the name of the app, or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard and start typing the name of the app.

Create a desktop shortcut for an Office file in Windows 10

  1. Open File Explorer and then select Documents.

  2. Browse to the document or file for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  3. Right-click the name of the document, and then click Create shortcut.

A shortcut for that document or file appears on your desktop.

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