Start and Exit Office Applications

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Before you can begin working with a Microsoft Office application, also called a program, you must open the application.

There are a few ways to start an application. One is to launch it from the Start menu, as described in this task. Another is to double-click the program’s shortcut icon on the desktop. When you finish your work, you can close the program. If  applicable, you can save your work before exiting a program completely.

Start an Office Application

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Microsoft Office.
  4. Click the name of the program that you want to open.

The All Programs menu option changes to a Back menu option.

The program that you selected opens in a new window.A The program that you selected opens in a new window.

Exit an Office Application

Exit an Office Application

  1. Click the Close button

    A You can also click the File tab and then click Exit.

    If you have not yet saved your work, the program prompts you to do so before exiting.

  2. Click Save.

    The program window closes.

    B If you click Don’t Save, the program closes without saving your data.
    C If you click Cancel, the program window remains open.

Create a Shortcut Icon for an Office Application

  1. Right-click a blank area of the desktop and click New and then Shortcut.

    The Create Shortcut dialog box appears.

  2. Click Browse, navigate to the Office program, click the filename and click OK.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Type a name for the shortcut.
  5. Click Finish.

    The new shortcut icon appears on
    the desktop.Create a Shortcut Icon for an Office Application