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How can I place a Microsoft Word icon on my taskbar? I have Windows XP.
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Question by:jimtheo
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by:GUEEN
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Right click on the task bar - select toolbars and check quicklaunch.
then go to start | search for    winword.exe
Once you find that file drag it to your quicklaunch bar (right next to the email and internet explorer icons :)
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by:gbentley
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Or simply open the Start menu so you can see the Wrod icon, then using the right-hand muse button, grag it to the taskbar where you want it. Drop it and choose Copy from the context menu.

PS This also lets you drag them to the desktop. Just remember to choose Copy, or the original icon will disappear which makes it hard to find in the Start menu!
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by:Asta Cu
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Have you been helped here or is more needed?  Since time has passed since your last comment, an update is appreciated (in case things have changed).
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by:jimtheo
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to shekerra: going to start, then search, then typing in winword.exe does not produce any files.
to gbently: dragging the Word icon to the taskbar, whether with right or left mouse button, results in icon immediately going back to original location as soon as i release the button. there's no opportunity to choose copy while i'm dragging.
to astaec: thanks for the reminder. there's still no answer.
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by:Asta Cu
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Perhaps this will help you add it to your startup in XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q244843&
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by:jimtheo
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to astaec: i don't need to add microsoft word to my startup because it already appears on my desk top. but i also want to put it on my taskbar so that i can access microsoft word faster when i want to copy something  into microsoft word.
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GUEEN earned 200 total points
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Did you try adding the icon into the quicklaunch folder itself???
Location is:
C:\Documents and Settings\yourprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
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A request has been made to change the grade.  After review, I am inclined to agree.  Grade change, if you feel this is in error, feel free to post.

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