Creating an Office Toolbar in Windows XP

Microsoft Office XP and earlier included a utility program, the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar, that allowed you to add a toolbar to your Windows desktop to make it easy to start any Office program. You could also create shortcuts with this utility to open office documents; open a new task, appointment, contact, message, or note in Microsoft Outlook; or open any program installed on your computer.

Microsoft Office 2003 no longer includes this utility because the functionality is replaced by the Windows XP toolbar facility. Creating a Windows XP toolbar to replace the Office Shortcut Bar is easy. First, create a folder on your hard drive that will contain the shortcuts to your programs. You can copy most of ...

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