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Autostart an Office program you use every day by adding a shortcut to the Windows Startup folder.

Windows 10 or 8

  1. Open the Windows Run dialog (Windows Key + R).

  2. Copy the following path to the Run dialog, and then press Enter

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

  3. Open the Start Screen, right-click the Office program you want to automatically start, and click Open file location. This might be under the More submenu.

    Tip: If your program isn’t listed, right-click the Start screen, and click All Apps.

  4. Copy (Ctrl + C) the program shortcut and then paste (CTRL +V) it to the Startup folder you opened in Step 2.

    Your program will automatically start the next time you start your computer. If you ever want to remove a program from autostart, delete the shortcut from the Startup folder (Steps 1 and 2).

Windows 7

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office.

  2. Right-click the icon of the program you want to start automatically, and then click Copy (or press Ctrl + C).

  3. In the All Programs list, right-click the Startup folder, and then click Explore.

  4. Click Organize > Paste (or press Ctrl+V) to paste the program shortcut into the Startup folder.

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