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Word 2013 Missing

  1. #1


    USA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Word 2013 Missing


    Greetings: I just purchased a new computer and added Office 2013 Professional to it. Under the Start>Apps>Office 2013 menu, Word 2013 is missing. The odd thing is, it is listed as part of Office under the C/Programs Files/Microsoft Office/Office 15, and I have shortcuts to it on my Desktop and Taskbar, and they work (IOW, Word 2013 opens right up when I click on them). But unlike Excel, PowerPoint, etc., Word is not there on the Win8 Start/Apps menus, nor is it on the Classic Shell Desktop Start Menu that I added if you go Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office 2013.

    How can I fix this? (again, Word 2013 works, it's just missing from the Start/Apps menus)

    Thanks for your help!

    --David

    Dell Precision T1700
    Windows 8.1
    Office 15 Professional
    256 GB SSD
    16 GB RAM

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  2. #2


    Can you just navigate to Microsoft Office/Office 15/ Winword.exe and on right click menu choose "Pin to start". ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've encountered instances were Word is residing in a category of it's own and won't show unless you enable 'More Tiles View' and/or 'Show Administrative Tools'.

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  4. #4


    USA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Can you just navigate to Microsoft Office/Office 15/ Winword.exe and on right click menu choose "Pin to start". ?
    Hi CM, sure, in fact, that's how I get to Word right now (actually pinned it to Start and to the Taskbar). But this particular computer will have a number of users and guests at various times, and it's nice to have Word where it's supposed to be under Start>Programs>Office 15 with the rest of the Office Pro+ programs.

    I'm also still learning how to navigate in W8, so when a problem arises, solving it helps me learn more about this OS and how it works.

    Thanks for your help!

    Kindest Regards,
    David
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  5. #5


    USA
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I've encountered instances were Word is residing in a category of it's own and won't show unless you enable 'More Tiles View' and/or 'Show Administrative Tools'.

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    Hi Edwin, I'll give it a shot and let you know what happens. Thanks!!
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    I hust grouped MS Office and other similar programs in a group Called "Office in start menu so I can find them easy.
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