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
- Click Start.
- Click All Programs.
- Click Microsoft Office.
- Click the name of the program that you want to open.
Exit an Office Application
- 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.
- 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
- Right-click a blank area of the desktop and click New and then Shortcut.
The Create Shortcut dialog box appears.
- Click Browse, navigate to the Office program, click the filename and click OK.
- Click Next.
- Type a name for the shortcut.
- Click Finish.