My question was not answered. I am using Windows 11. Office 365. Word 2021. I absolutely cannot figure out how to create a desktop shortcut from a Word file. Right-clicking and dragging an icon does not work. I am familiar with older versions of Word where this did work.
Please explain an effortless way to create shortcuts using Windows 11, Office 365 (2023), and Word (version 2021).
BTW: I’m age 85; maybe that’s the problem. 🙁 Navarone.
Since Windows 11 has a new subcontext menu (right-clicking on a Word doc) you first have to right-click your file, then left-click the bottom menu item “Show more options” then you can hover over “Send To” and then left-click “Desktop (create shortcut)”.
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.