Windows 10: Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start

Discus and support Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; I was able to pin PPT icon, but not the other two. Please help. Thanks in advance! [img] 61664 Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by jhmr, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. jhmr Win User

    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start


    I was able to pin PPT icon, but not the other two. Please help. Thanks in advance!



    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start [​IMG]


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  2. MikeIP6 Win User

    How to pin applications to taskbar with windows 10

    Hi,

    Just bought a new PC with Windows 10 and installed MS Office Home & Student 2016

    I can pin Word to both Start and Taskbar

    BUT the option to pin to Taskbar does not appear for either Excel or Powerpoint when I right click on their icon - whether they are on the desktop, in the list of Apps in the start menu or even in the programs folder in the bowels of the file system

    How can I pin Excel to the Taskbar?
     
    MikeIP6, Aug 26, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 Pro 1511 Start menu

    What happens if you right click on the start button?

    The new Desktop and the changes to the Start Menu in Windows 10 can be quite a challenge for a user migrating from Windows 7. It is important therefore to customise the displays to suit the way you wish to work and to give easy access to the
    programmes you use regularly.



    If you use two or three programmes much of the time you may find it convenient to pin programmes to the Taskbar and use Jump Lists. In the first image below you will see a total of 15 programme icons including Excel, Word, Internet Explorer,
    and other less known programmes pinned to the Taskbar. It is for you to choose what appears there. What follows next is one way how to do it.



    The program files for the principal Office 2010 components are:

    Excel = excel.exe

    Outlook = outlook.exe

    Word = winword.exe



    If you need other exe file details please ask.



    You can open or run any program e.g., Excel, by selecting the keyboard shortcut
    Win+R, type excel.exe and press the ENTER
    key. An Excel work sheet opens and an icon is temporarily added to the taskbar, usually at the bottom of the screen. Right click on the icon and select
    Pin to taskbar. The next time you want to open Excel you click the icon. If you right click the icon you will see recent Excel files you have opened. You can click any recent file to open the file. If you want to be able to
    access a particular Excel file regularly right click the file and select
    Pin to this list
    . The right click options linked to the taskbar icons are known as Jump lists. You can use these procedures with Word, Outlook and many other programmes.
     
    Gerry C J Cornell, Aug 26, 2016
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start

    Go to the Program Files folder containing Office (in my case Office 2010). Locate the applications for Word and Excel (example is Excel). R-click Send to Desktop shortcut


    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start [​IMG]


    R-click Desktop shortcut, click Pin to taskbar and move into desired position.


    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start [​IMG]


    Have you tried from the Start button ?


    Cannot pin MS Word and Excel Icons to taskbar on LEFT next to Start [​IMG]
     
    mrgeek, Aug 26, 2016
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  5. Berton Win User
    I Unlock the Taskbar, Pin programs then drag them around to how I want them displayed. It has become a bit different in Win10 [maybe in Win8/8.1, can't remember] but perseverance works.
     
    Berton, Apr 5, 2018
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