Office 365 does not work

By on April 10, 2014 4:40:19 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Calab

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Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit. We recently installed 32bit Office 365.

We can't get any of the Office 365 programs to launch from ObjectDock. We have even tried creating a junction to the "Program Files" directory to avoid the "Program Files (x86)" issue that ObjectDock has suffered from forever. 

How can we put our new Office apps onto our ObjectDock?

 

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April 10, 2014 8:03:30 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

This should get it going.

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April 15, 2014 7:46:29 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks, but that does not work for folders unfortunately.

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April 15, 2014 8:02:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Folders need Stacks plugin. 

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April 15, 2014 3:22:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Gaspershooters,
Folders need Stacks plugin. 

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April 16, 2014 12:07:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You may need that Plugin to show folders on OD if you want more than one in a single click. 

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April 16, 2014 12:18:08 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'm not familiar with the stacks plugin, but my folders are already working fine with Office 2007.

 

I have a folder on my dock named "Productivity". In there are just shortcuts to the productivity apps I use - Office programs, Notepad, etc.

 

Now that I have Office 365 installed I find that I can't start any of the new Office programs from shortcuts placed in that folder.

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January 4, 2015 9:14:34 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Buttons to Office 365 program shortcuts to 64 bit programs do not start  

Need just one Icon:

Drag an icon from the start menu to the tool bar for example Excel 2013 (64 bit version)

Right click the new icon then  >>   Settings   >>  Edit this Shortcut

NOW THE TRICK:

ObjectDocker was hard coded to run 32 bit programs so it will automatically turn the shortcut into

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE

Click on the LINK area that shows the path to the file chosen and remove the “ (x86)”  Remember to get rid of the space before the (

Click OK

You now have a shortcut to your 64 bit version of Excel 2013 on your main tool bar.

 

For multiple shortcuts in one drop down menu:

Right click on the very edge of an existing toolbar

Add  >>  Docklets  >> Flyout Menu

Right click the new menu item and select “Doc Icon Properties”

Enter the title you wish in the space provided

Click on custom Menu button

Click on ADD  >>  New Shortcut

Click on Browse     then navigate to the program or shortcut you want to use

For Office 365 and Office 2013 the shortcuts in the startup menu will work

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office 2013

 Double click on the shortcut and it will populate the other info including the icon.

NOW THE TRICK:

ObjectDocker was hard coded to run 32 bit programs so it will automatically turn the shortcut into

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE

Click on the LINK area that shows the path to the file chosen and remove the “ (x86)”  Remember to get rid of the space before the (

Your result should be       C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE

Click OK

You now have a shortcut to your 64 bit version of Excel 2013 in a dropdown menu.  Do the same procedure to ADD the other programs you want in the dropdown menu.

 

 

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