How create desktop shortcut for a word file

This is in response to the query posted by user, regarding the steps for creating shortcut to a word file.

Sandy July 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

I wanted to create a desktop shortcut to a file in Word 2010, but cannot find any instruction to do that. Is it possible?

Let us see how this can be done in Windows 8 installed with Word 2013.

Method 1

Step 1: Navigate to Windows 8 Desktop.


Step 2: Launch Windows explorer from the Taskbar and navigate to the location of the word file.

Step 3: Right click on the file, select Desktop (create shortcut) under Send to option.


This should create a shortcut for the word document on your desktop.


Method 2

Step 1: Navigate to desktop, right click, select Shortcut under New menu.


Step 2: Click the Browse button in Create Shortcut window and locate the word document.




Step 3: Then click Next and provide a name for your shortcut.


Step 4: Then click Finish to create the shortcut on the desktop.

In Category: MS Office, Office 2013, Word 2013

Ravi Shankar

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