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#1 mhoss49

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:24 PM

My granddaughter got a new pc with windows 8.1. I installed microsoft office 2007....which I own. I know it is installed by looking into control panel/programs. My windows 7 pc has the start button which allows me to see all programs and right click on word, excell and power point and pin to desktop. Without the icons I can't open any of the programs. I looked in program x86 and program files hoping Office was in one of them and maybe right click and get the icons on the desktop from there, but the microsoft office 2007 is only control/programs/uninstall. As before mentioned without the icons to open the programs they are usless. Damn Microsoft how much could it cost have left the start button alone. Any help pease.  Thanks in advance mhoss.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:40 PM

Can you get to your Office apps using the method shown here?  You can get to the desktop by holding the Windows+D key. There is a bit of a learning curve but you can install a program called Classic Shell and make Windows 8 look and act like Windows 7.

 

http://www.classicshell.net/

 

Here is a video showing it's use.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:21 PM

Thanks JohnC_21. It turned out to be as easy as asking my 14 year old granddaughter. I wanted to reply for others who might experience the same situatiom. She simply went to the app page and opened the search option and typed in Microsoft Office 2007 and all three (word, excell,powerpoint) came in a form of list similar to the all programs I see on windows 7 when I click start button. It was same as windows 7....right click icon for each and pin to windows 8 start app page and or also to taskbar on desktop page. Thanks bleeping and feel free to end topic.     mhoss49






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