Where to find Microsoft Office on your computer

Windows 7

If you don't have a desktop shortcut to any Microsoft Office products on your desktop you may need to access these programs from the start menu. Select Start and choose All Programs and browse to Microsoft Office. Here you can launch any Office application installed on your computer (Word, Excel, Outlook,...)

Creating a Desktop Shortcut
Open the program menu to show the item you wish to have a shortcut for. Right click the item and select "send to" then "Desktop (Create a shortcut)"

Windows 10

Windows 10 utilizes a slightly different start menu than Windows 7. In Windows 10, rather than creating shortcuts to your desktop, you can pin them to the "metro" screen section of the start menu. This allows for quick access without cluttering the desktop.