Create a desktop shortcut for an Office program or file

Create a desktop shortcut for an Office program

When the Microsoft Office programs are installed, you have the choice to create a desktop shortcut for the individual Office programs. However, if you don't create a desktop shortcut at the time that you install Office then decide that you want a desktop shortcut later, you can easily create one.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then point to the Microsoft Office program for which you want to create a desktop shortcut.

  2. Right-click the name of the program, point to Send To, and then click Desktop (Create shortcut).

    A shortcut for the program appears on your desktop.

Create a desktop shortcut for an Office document or file

You can also create desktop shortucts for specific Office files or documents.

  1. Click Start, then point to 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, point to Send To, then click Desktop (Create shortcut).

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

Last updated 2014-11-03

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