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    Windows Shortcuts for Office Apps

    Why can't I get Word, Excel or Outlook to start from shortcut keys assigned to shortcuts to their exe files - using the properties of the windows shortcut?
    This is just beginners' stuff!
    Using W98 and Office 2k.
    I make a shortcut (or use the default ones in the start menu) and the open properties and assign a shortcut keystroke, but nothing happens when I enter that keystroke!!The same shortcuts work fine if double-clicked or using the enter key on it.
    Similarly, the same technique works for other applications!
    HELP!

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    Re: Windows Shortcuts for Office Apps

    What shortcuts did you use?
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    Re: Windows Shortcuts for Office Apps

    W Word, X Excel Q Quicken
    And wouldn't you know it - they work today!
    Must have had me 0 & 1s mixed up last time I tried.
    BUT - the othe half of my question is - Why can't I set shortcut keys for the shortcuts to MSoffice2k in the start menu? They seem to have made special shortcuts which can't be edited! They do like to make things complicated and changed their own rules, don't they!?

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    Re: Windows Shortcuts for Office Apps

    Well, David. It looks as if the shortcuts in the start menu to Office programs are indeed a special type of animal. I can't think why anyone would have bothered to make them so!

    However a shortcut you create in the Startup Menu has the normal characteristics.

    BTW the Microsoft patent shortcuts seem to be 3k in size whereas the standard ones are only 1k. Could it be the MS ones use fast start?
    David Grugeon
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    Re: Windows Shortcuts for Office Apps

    if you delete them, office knows and restores them [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img] it's part of the detect and repair and on first use stuff. You need to make your own shortcuts to the exes to add shortcut keys.
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2000/j...erShortcuts.htm

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