firebirdb 12:29 18 Mar 2007

cannot access "word" from bottom task bar the icon just vanished comes up with message "this action is only valid for products that are currently installed" (all this came about after installing "firefox")would just like to access "word" again

can you access word from the start menu if you can just create a shortcut on your desk top

  VoG II 12:33 18 Mar 2007

What happens if you go to Start, Run, enter


and click OK.

  firebirdb 12:37 18 Mar 2007

when entering winword.exe pc replies cannot find make sure it was typed correctly

  chub_tor 12:38 18 Mar 2007

Is Word or Office listed in Start, All Programmes, or even in Control Panel Add/Remove Programmes ie has it accidentally been removed or is it that the task bar icon can't find it? You could also Start, Search, All Files and Folders for Word.exe or winword.exe to see if it is still available. If you can find the programme again you can simply drag it back to the taskbar.

  firebirdb 12:51 18 Mar 2007

it is still in the pop up tool bar from bottom of screen but represented by a white square with blue line accross top with 3 white dots on it....i can access "word" now thro' start , my documents, but icon is shown as "notepad with a red letter "A" on it

  chub_tor 14:34 18 Mar 2007

If you can open documents in Word via My Documents then Word is installed on your PC. Word should be listed in Start, All Programs either as a stand alone entry or as part of Office. If you can find it in All Programs then you can drag a copy of it onto the taskbar or onto the Desktop and then onto the task bar. Then delete the old Notepad icon with the red A on it.

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