Windows XP - Adding "New Office Document" and "Open Office Document" to Start menu

Asked By Lisa on 01-Sep-11 01:07 PM
I am using Word 2010 with Windows XP.  I cannot find a way to add "New Office
Document" or "Open Office Document" to the Start menu. 
dipa ahuja replied to Lisa on 01-Sep-11 01:50 PM
Search it inside the M-S Office 2010 folder

Or Locate the word 2010 in its actual location that mean where you have insatlled in the C: drive's program files. And you can create shortcut in the start menu or on the desktop
Irfan Khan replied to Lisa on 01-Sep-11 01:52 PM
Office setup usually creates the setup but the old style New and Open Office document shortcuts don't always autopin themselves to the Start menu. The 'New Office Document' shortcut doesn't take you to the New Document pane that you find in Word 2010 for example but to the link you would get to from Office Files Button=>New and then clicking on 'My Templates'.

In Windows XP, after installing the New & Open Office document choices, right click on the Start button, choose Explore (All user or the name of the current user) and you should see the shortcuts. Right click on each one and choose 'Pin to Start menu'.
Lisa replied to Irfan Khan on 01-Sep-11 02:31 PM
I'm not clear on how to find and install the New & Open Office Document choices. Could you give more info on that?

I do understand what you're saying in the second paragraph.
Jitendra Faye replied to Lisa on 01-Sep-11 02:39 PM
Not really a Word issue, but if you click on the Windows Start button and then on all programs and locate the New Office Document and Open Office Document items, you can right click on them and select Pin to Start Menu or
Pin to Task Bar.



Try this and let me know.
Lisa replied to Jitendra Faye on 01-Sep-11 03:43 PM
New Office Document and Open Office Document aren't under All Programs.
Anoop S replied to Lisa on 02-Sep-11 02:14 AM

Adding a Program to a Start Menu

To add a program to a start menu, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab, click Add, and then click Browse.
  3. Locate the program you want to add, click the program, click Open, and then click Next.
  4. Click the menu on which you want the program to appear, and then click Next.
  5. Type the name that you want to appear on the menu. If a Finish button appears at the bottom of the "Select a Title for the Program" dialog box, click it. If a Next button appears at the bottom of the dialog box, click it, click the icon you want to use for the program, and then click Finish.
Anoop S replied to Lisa on 02-Sep-11 02:15 AM
another way

Quickly Adding Items To The Start Menu

  1. Begin by Minimizing all your programs until only your Desktop is showing.
  2. Then click your mouse on a Program icon and continue holding your left mouse button down.
  3. Now Drag the Program icon directly onto your Start Button and release your left mouse button.
  4. The Program icon will be instantly added to the very top of your Start Menu for quicker access.
  5. Continue as above for any additional Icons that you want to add to the Start Menu.
  6. Then go back to your Desktop and click upon each icon one by one until it becomes highlighted.
  7. Then press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove that Program icon from your Desktop.
Devil Scorpio replied to Lisa on 04-Sep-11 11:17 PM
Hi Lisa,

In the Office 2003, the New Office Document and Open Office Document shortcuts on the Windows Start menu are only installed during a complete installation of Office or your Office program, or during a custom installation where you specifically selected the New and Open Office Document Shortcuts item.

When installed, these shortcuts do the following:
The New Office Document shortcut opens the New Office Document dialog box where you can choose from a variety of Office templates to quickly create a new document, presentation, or spreadsheet without opening an Office program first.

The Open Office Document shortcut opens the Open Office Document dialog box where you can quickly open any Office file without starting an Office program first.

Install the New Office Document and Open Office Document shortcuts

If the shortcuts are not visible on the All Programs or Programs menu, you can do the following to install the shortcuts:

   1. Run Setup again for Office 2003 or your Office 2003 program.
   2. In the Maintenance Mode Options dialog box, select the Add or Remove Features option, and then click Next.
   3. In the Custom Setup dialog box, select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.
   4. In the Advanced Customization dialog box, select the plus (+) sign next to Office Shared Features.
   5. Click the arrow next to New and Open Office Document Shortcuts.
   6. On the shortcut menu, click Run from My Computer.
   7. In the Advanced Customization dialog box, click Update.


When Setup is complete, the New Office Document and Open Office Document shortcuts are located on the All Programs menu (Programs menu in Windows 2000).

To view these shortcuts in Office 2003, do one of the following:

    * On the Windows XP Start menu, point to All Programs.

On the Windows 2000 Start menu, point to Programs.
Move the New Office Document and Open Office Document shortcuts to the Windows XP Start menu

To move the New Office Document and Open Office Document commands to the Windows XP Start menu, do the following:

The following instructions are for the Windows XP Start menu style. If you are using the Windows Classic Start menu style, or Windows 2000, see Help in Windows.

   1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.
   2. Right-click the New Office Document command, and then click Pin to Start menu.
   3. On the Start menu, click All Programs.
   4. Right-click the New Office Document command, and then click Delete.
   5. If you are asked to confirm the shortcut delete, click Delete Shortcut.
   6. Repeat all of the above steps with the Open Office Document shortcut.


Notes

    * You can remove the program from the pinned items list by right-clicking the program and then clicking Unpin from Start menu or Remove from This List.
    * You can change the order of the programs on the pinned items list by dragging a program to a new position.

Reference :- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/find-the-new-office-document-and-open-office-document-shortcuts-HA001059156.aspx