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Find and Pin Office Apps to Start Menu or Taskbar

Can't find Office applications in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7?

Windows 10

IMPORTANT: If you have 512 apps or more on Windows 10, there is an issue where your apps might not appear in All apps, or when you search. For a workaround, see Office apps are missing from All apps on Windows 10.

  • Click Start, and start typing the name of the application, like Word or Excel. Search opens automatically as you type. In the search results, click the application to start it.
Windows 10

 

  • For Office 2016, chooseStart>All apps, and scroll to the Office application name, like Excel.
  • For Office 2013, chooseStart>All apps, and scroll to the Microsoft Office 2013 group.

 

 

TIP: To open Office applications faster, pin them to your Start screen or the taskbar on your desktop. Right-click each application’s name and choose either Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar.

 

Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

 

  • On the Start screen, start typing the name of the application, like Word or Excel. Search opens automatically as you type. In the search results, click the application to start it.

IMPORTANT: You won’t find Office applications by searching for “Office”, so search for each application by name.

 

Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

 

  • Swipe up or choose the arrow at the bottom of the Start screen to see a list of all your applications.

You might need to scroll left or right to see the Microsoft Office group.

 

 

TIP: To open Office applications faster, pin them to your Start screen or the taskbar on your desktop. Right-click each application’s name and choose either Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar.

Windows 7

  • Choose Start, type the name of the application, like Word or Excel, in the Search programs and files box. In the search results, click the application to start it.
Windows 7

 

  • Choose Start>All Programs to see a list of all your applications.

 

You might need to scroll down to see the Microsoft Office group.

 

TIP: To open Office applications faster, pin them to your Start menu or the taskbar on your desktop. Right-click each application’s name and choose either Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Taskbar.

 

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