Hello John,
Thank you so much for your reply. After trying many times this process you presented works only on my desktop. Ie: I can create another shortcut from any icon on the desktop to a second identical desktop icon.
What I want to accomplish is to open Word in Office 365, MS11, and Word 2021; select one file from the list of individual files within Word, and create a shortcut for that file for my desktop. I hope this helps you see my goal.