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When you install Microsoft Office or one of the individual Microsoft Office applications, the applications are added as separate items to the Programs menu on the Start menu in Windows. If you are used to accessing your applications from a Microsoft Office group from an earlier version of Office, or if you want to access these applications from a Microsoft Office menu on the Start menu, you can customize your Start menu to create the structure that you desire.
When you install Microsoft Office, the following shortcuts are added to the Start Menu\Programs folder in the Microsoft Windows folder, and appear on the Programs menu on the Start menu:
Microsoft ExcelYou can change the structure of these items (or any additional items) on the Start menu. For example, to add a Microsoft Office menu to the Programs menu, and then add any of the Office shortcuts to this new Microsoft Office menu, use any of the following methods.
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Method 1: Use the Taskbar PropertiesTo modify the Start menu by using the Taskbar Properties dialog box, do the following:
Method 2: Use My Computer or Windows ExplorerTo modify the Start menu by using My Computer or Windows Explorer, do the following:
For more information about customizing the Start menu in Windows, click the Index tab in Windows Help, type the following text
Start menu, cudouble-click the selected text and then double-click Customizing The Taskbar Or Start Menu to go to the "To Customize the Taskbar or Start Menu" topic.
Article ID: 132979 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
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