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    Office 2003 SP1 (2003)

    Last year, I installed Office 2003 Pro.

    The IE Quick Launch Bar has a shortcut to Outlook, named "Microsoft Office Outlook 2003", that has:

    1. "Target location" has no entry.
    2. A"Target" of "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003", which is dimmed.
    3. "Run in separate memory space" is unchecked and dimmed.
    4. "Run as different user" is unchecked and not dimmed.
    5. "Comment" is "Send and receive e-mail; manage your schedule, contacts,
    and tasks; and record your activities by using Microsoft Office Outlook."
    6. The size of the shortcut file is 2465 bytes.

    Today, I installed Office 2003 SP1.
    The install added another shortcut named "Launch Microsoft Office Outlook" to the Quick Launch bar. The shortcut has:

    1. "Target location" is OFFICE11.
    2. A "Target" of ""J:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE"
    /recycle".
    3. "Run in separate memory space" is checked and dimmed.
    4. "Run as different user" is unchecked and not dimmed.
    5. "Comment" is blank.
    6. The size of the shortcut file is 541 bytes.

    Why are the shortcuts so different?

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    Re: Office 2003 SP1 (2003)

    I think... the first one relates to the specially endowed Outlook icon placed on the Desktop when you first set up Office. Not sure how the shortcut to that one got on your Quick Launch, unless you moved it there. The second is a perfectly ordinary shortcut.

    Added: I just realized you are referring to something in IE. I was referring to Windows XP's Quick Launch area. Not sure if they are mirror images of one another.

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    Re: Office 2003 SP1 (2003)

    I think they are the same thing, Jefferson. In XP OS the QL TB in the Start bar used to be called something like the "IE QL TB" in 2000 OS, and you'll find that in the Folder hierarchy it still hangs from IE, as in:

    Cocuments and Settings<user>Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

    HansV or someone explained more about the difference between a regular shortcut and the specially endowed shortcuts MS provides for it's own Office apps (the explanation was way beyond my comprehension). Search the entire Lounge for "Shortcut" and you're bound to find it. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Office 2003 SP1 (2003)

    There's discussion in <!post=this thread,369502>this thread<!/post> that talks about MS's special shortcuts. It's over my head, but maybe it answers your question.
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    Re: Office 2003 SP1 (2003)

    I'm referring to the IE Quick Launch Bar using Win 2000.

    I have "specially endowed" icons for Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpernt, Publisher and Access on the Quick Launch Bar.
    My recollection is that I put them there, likely by copying the icons from ocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsMicrosoft Office, but I'm not sure.

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