Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu


  1. Posts : 16
    windows
       #1

    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu


    Hello,

    I used to have a "New Document" and "Open Documents" shortcut in my Windows 10 folder. I can't remember where I found the info on how to do that again and I needed to format my hard drive recently.

    Is there a way to add the New Document and Open Documents shortcuts that I have on my desktop to the start menu? I tried right clicking them, but you can add to the start menu or pin them to the taskbar.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,517
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #2

    They are normally in Start menu, Microsoft Office group. I have never seen a procedure for creating them manually but you could try copying the ones you already have to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office.

    They are installed by Office and, for Office 2007 at least, they are a specific item in the installation choices.
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-06-office-shared-features-1.png
    Choose the bottom item [the line below the one selected]

    Use one of these methods to modify** your Office installation [the entire procedure will take less than 30 seconds] -
    1 Control panel, Programs & features, Microsoft Office, Change
    2 Settings, Apps, Microsoft Office, Modify
    3 Run Office installation's setup.exe and choose Modify

    ** You should choose Modify not Repair. Repair is inappropriate & will not do what you need.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 17 Dec 2018 at 06:01.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,094
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #3

    Hi, this free program may help:
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-1.jpg

    Of course you could repair Office.. a bit long-winded though.

    Note: this now appears to be part of their Right Click Enhancer program:
    Download Right Click Enhancer - MajorGeeks
    Office "New Document" shortcut to Win 10 Start Menu-1.jpg
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