How do I add a program to the right-click “New” menu in Windows 7?
On my new Windows 7 Pro PC, I installed MS Office 2003 (because I still like it). Now the right-click “New”menu has entries for MS Word and MS Access, but NOT for MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, or MS Publisher. The Office installation process apparently added an entry for the first two programs, but not for the last three, for unknown reasons. Searching on the internet, there appear to be an incredible number of utilities and forums that are try to address the problem, but the solutions that I found seem to have a lot of problems and all involved editing the registry. There is apparently no Microsoft utility or advice even though this seems to be a very common problem. I’m not comfortable editing the Registry and don’t want to damage my new Windows 7 installation. Is there any simple way to add the other three entries in this right-click “New” menu WITHOUT editing the registry (which I have never done)? If not, then what is the simplest way to accomplish this goal? Thanks for any suggestions on a simple foolproof way to solve this problem.