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Pin Excel to the Windows 7 Taskbar
Pin Excel to the
Windows 7 Taskbar
You can quickly and easily launch Excel by
pinning the Excel icon to the Windows 7
If you use Excel every day, Windows offers
some methods for starting the program that
are easier than going through the menus. For
example, you can pin the Excel icon to the
Start menu so that the program is just two
mouse clicks away. You do this by right-clicking
the Excel icon and then clicking Pin to Start
Menu. However, if you use Excel frequently,
you might prefer to have it just a single mouse
click away. You can achieve this by pinning
Excel to the Windows 7 taskbar.
As with previous versions of Windows, the
Windows 7 taskbar displays an icon for each
running program. However, one of the new
features with the revamped Windows 7 taskbar
is the capability of storing program icons,
much like the Quick Launch Toolbar in
previous versions of Windows. Once you have
Excel pinned to the taskbar, you can then
launch the program by clicking the icon.
You can pin Excel to the taskbar either by
running the Pin to Taskbar command, or by
clicking and dragging the program icon to the
Pin a Program Using a
1 Click the Start button.
Note: If you see the Excel icon on
the main Start menu, skip to step 4.
2 Click All Programs.
Note: After you click All Programs,
the name changes to Back.
3 Click Microsoft Office.
4 Right-click Microsoft Excel
5 Click Pin to Taskbar.
Windows 7 adds the
Excel icon to the taskbar.
Note: If Excel is already running,
you can also right-click the taskbar
icon and then click Pin This Program