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Streamlining Excel Program Startup

Quick-and-easy ways to launch the Excel program. Although the procedures outlined in this technique may seem really simple.

In this technique, all the ways for streamlining the Excel startup are designed so that you never have to go through that clumsy Start → All Program Files → Microsoft Office → Microsoft Office Excel 2003 routine (the Microsoft engineer that came up with that one should be ashamed of himself)! The most obvious way to completely avoid this utterly Byzantine command sequence is to put the Excel program icon at your fingertips, either by placing it on the desktop as a shortcut or as an icon on the Windows taskbar or Start menu. And if all you ever seem to do on your computer is run Excel, you can even go the final step of having Windows automatically launch the program as part of the computer startup procedure.