This step-by-step article explains how to add Office
program shortcuts to the Quick Launch bar.
The Office Shortcut Bar
allows you to quickly start Microsoft Office programs. However, the Office
Shortcut Bar is not the only way to do this. To save system resources and
obtain the same results, you can use the Quick Launch bar on the taskbar.
How to Add a Program to the Quick Launch Bar
To add Office programs to the Quick Launch bar, follow these
- Click Start, point to Programs, and then point to the Office program that you want.
- Right-click the program, and then click Create Shortcut.
- Click Start, and point to Programs.
You should see the shortcut in the list with (2) after the name. For example, if you created a shortcut for
Microsoft Word, you should see Microsoft Word (2).
- Click the shortcut, and then drag the shortcut to the
- On the desktop, right-click the shortcut, and then click Rename.
- Press the RIGHT ARROW key, and then press BACKSPACE four
times to remove the number (2).
- Click the shortcut, and then drag it to the Quick Launch
bar on the taskbar.
- Repeat these steps for all program icons as
For additional information about Office programs and the
Quick Launch bar, click the article number below to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
WD2002: Dialog Box Does Not Open After Word Is Started from Quick Launch Taskbar
Article ID: 307820 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 1.5
- Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
- Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage
- Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
- Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
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