If you need to create shortcuts to ANY of the programs in your All Programs list, follow the directions below but substitute whichever program you want. The directions below are specific to Microsoft Office 2013 but the process will work for all your programs.
From your computer desktop, click on Start
Click on “All Programs” and scroll down until you see the Microsoft Office 2013 folder. Click on it to expand the folder to see all the programs within it.
Decide which program you want to create your shortcut for (Outlook, Word, etc.). RIGHT CLICK on that program. You now have choices for shortcuts. You will probably want to select one (or several) of the following choices:
1. Pin to Taskbar – Your shortcut icon will show up in the bottom blue bar of your desktop (near the Start button).
2. Pin to Start Menu – Your shortcut icon will show toward the top of your menu when you click your Start button.
3. Send to > Desktop – Your shortcut icon will show on your desktop.
NOTE: When you create a shortcut to one of the Office 2013 programs for the first time it may go through a short installation process. You don’t need to do anything except be patient and let it run.
To create multiple shortcuts in the various places just repeat the process and choose one of the other selections.
This works for ALL PROGRAMS in your menu. This is not specific to just Office 2013.