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IMPORTANT: Create Shortcut Icons on the Desktop

This document is a walk-through on creating a desktop shortcut icon for any installed program that shows up on the Start menu. Note that this document shows the process specifically for Microsoft Word 2007 however the process is the same through for any application.
  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left and then choose All Programs.

    Start button
  2. Click on the Microsoft Office folder, or the folder of the program to make a shortcut of.

    Select program

  3. Right-click on the Microsoft Word 2007, or any other program to make a desktop shortcut of, then choose Send To on the menu that appears. On the submenu, choose Desktop (Create Shortcut) and an icon will be created on the desktop.

    Create shortcut